Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Tasty Surprise

I was at the sink washing some tatsoi I had just brought back from the garden when the doorbell rang. I expected it to be someone collecting for charity or promoting their favorite political candidate--it's that time again. Much to my relief it was our neighbor, Susan bearing a gift. Fresh eggs!


We're fortunate to live in a city that allows backyard chicken coops. Over the years we've had neighbors housing small flocks on lots adjacent to ours and this summer we noticed the family next door had joined the trend. The feathered ladies have just started laying and Susan said that they would keep bringing eggs to us! I was glad to be able to send some tatsoi with her and on future deliveries I'll be sharing other bounty from our waning garden.

2 Responses:

Michigoose said...

Beautiful Araucanas! Are the ladies very noisy? I have thought about having them but I'm told that they would scratch my garden to pieces. I've also thought about guinea hens but I'm told they would drive my neighbors nuts with the noise...hmmmmmm....

Shady Character said...

We hardly hear them even though the coop is much closer to our house than the previous ones. I actually enjoy hearing their quiet conversations but that's probably just the farm boy in me. Guinea hens would probably be another story. :)