Friday, November 5, 2010

For the Love of a Chicken

Strange thing, the love of chickens.

The little critters come in so many veritable infinite
color combinations,
have such whimsical names,
like:

Barnevelders
Australorps
Orpingtons
Wyandottes
Welsummers
Silkies
Seabrights
Andalusians
MILLE DE FLEURS!

and they are so easy to keep. . .

all the while, they reward us with eggs with little effort on the farmer's part . . .

Collecting them can easily become a
 passtime, and learning the different breeds, lines
and egg colors comes quickly, too.

We went on a long drive to buy Blue and Blue Laced Red Wyandottes

I am super excited to have breeding pairs for next spring and to be able to offer these rare
chickens locally!

For now, I'm suffering through the smell chicks create
 inside while cooped up in the laundry room: Blech!


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LUCAS FARM

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27




"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington