09 June 2010

Henny Penny.

We are into the second week of winter and it is cold and wet in this part of the world. According to the weather station it is currently 4.2C outside. Brrrrrrrrrr.

This is the time of the year when all our flocks of chooks get moved to higher ground or to areas where they can get inside the hothouses.

We've been taking so many photos of the chookies lately trying to get a great one for our new egg carton labels that are being designed at the moment. If I didn't know any better I'd think they were posing.

Aren't they gorgeous!

Our chooks are laying like crazy at the moment. Every chance we get we are heading to the egg room to roll a few more through the sorting/weighing machine.

The boys are getting through quite a few of them at lunchtime every day but we still have a cool room full.

We'll be at Collingwood Childrens' Farm Farmers' Market this Saturday from 8am til 1pm with dozens and dozens of our free range, organic eggs, why don't you come by and say hi and get some for yourself?

Hope to see you then.

ps. Happy Birthday Roscoe! XX

13 comments:

sue said...

Love all the chook photos Kate! I dont know why but looking at those photos is very relaxing. My dad used to have chooks when we were young and we used to love and go and collect the eggs. The yolks always used to look so lovely and yellow too. I cant believe it is so cold where you are, I thought 8 degrees was cold last night!

sue said...

Love all the chook photos Kate! I dont know why but looking at those photos is very relaxing. My dad used to have chooks when we were young and we used to love and go and collect the eggs. The yolks always used to look so lovely and yellow too. I cant believe it is so cold where you are, I thought 8 degrees was cold last night!

dillpickle said...

I'm hoping to get there this Saturday! Hopefully a bit earlier than usual this time.... It will be lovely to see you if you make it. xx

Cherie said...

Oh Kate the girls are gorgeous and look so contented! I'd love a bit of ground to run a couple of girls - Ha but not in the big smoke.
Hope it's a prosperous market, wish I was closer!xo

Wendy said...

They're so sweet, Kate! Can't wait till ours begin to lay...

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

OMG...I am sooo inspired by your blog...My Mum (aka Bubba Chenille) is always saying "have you seen Daylesford Organics blog lately" We just got 2 chickens and we have got 2 eggs in 1 week from them and are super excited about. I can't wait to read more more more

farmdoc said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Daylesford Organics.
Love, kisses and hugs to all five of you.
From the Old Rooster of Mole Creek xxxx

bee said...

Oh i loooove chickens, great pics! We have a little chook shed, but we have to put a fence around so my doggy can't get in - than we can get some chooks... can't wait!!

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh they are just the most gorgeous chooks I've ever seen. Love these photos, and they are look sooo happy and full of clucky goodness.
xo

Christina said...

Oh lovely, I was considering a day trip to Daylesford, now I will get to buy your produce at Collingwood! I do wish some of the fancy carrots were coming too.

Chicken Willow said...

I love chickens, can't wait to get some of my own. Hope all the eggs sell. Just put up all these photos on a pin board and everyone will stop to check them out and buy their lovely eggs! xx

Tammy James said...

Oh Kate love the pic of the chookies where you can see the tunnel stretching out into the distance, It really says loved chickens to me ... just Gorgeous!

Sonya said...

Hi Kate, I meant to give Su Dennett a couple of our soaps to pass onto you to try on your farm but forgot - I'd like to send you a couple to trial there for feedback... Sonya (Permaculture Pathways).