Our new hens give us at least 3 eggs per day which is ample for the two of us, and leaves some to give away to friends and neighbours.Besides that, they provide us with much entertainment and company - they really are funny creatures with sweet personalities!
Speaking of cuddling - my son's girlfriend and I are cuddling up to my 94yr old mother in this photo.She has just left today to go back home after spending the past week holidaying with us.
I am so blessed to have such a healthy and spritely mother still with me at her advanced age!
She had a ton of fun watching the chooks and all their antics which brought back many memories of her own childhood and mine.
Her parents were country folk and always had hens, and she and my dad did the same.
I was raised with the iconic backyard chookpen and vegie patch and have hankered for my own for ages!
Now I have both at last.
I spend lots of contented moments throughout my days watching and tending to them and thanking the Lord for His provision.
This month we've taken some more small steps in simplicity - and that makes me very happy indeed!