Monday, April 29, 2013

We had a great day yesterday, visiting with family and of course I played with my horse.

One of our girls outdid herself - that's quite an egg.  The middle egg is a normal sized egg.  The teeny-tiny one was laid by our 8 year old banty hen.  I kind of wonder if it might have been her last effort.  It's about the same size as her first egg was.

This is Das, the layer of the tiny egg.  She's definitely her own bird.  She likes to hang out around people (especially people who have blueberries to share) but she's not exactly tame.  She's also very smart for a chicken, flies well, and likes to roost high in the trees.  I think if you wanted birds that could survive predation, you might want birds like Das.  She's a Silver Seabright.

We had German Pancakes for breakfast.  I probably should have taken pictures of the finished product.  I call them German Pancakes because that's how I grew up, but I've also seen them called Dutch Babies and my cookbook calls them Puffed Oven Pancakes.  They're awesome, but I can't eat them because of my egg allergy.

I don't know what these flowers are called, but I like them.  Even with poor focus, they're pretty.

I started working on Joseph's Equine Good Citizenship Level 1 video.  Here he is after I did the standing tied part.

Then we went out to lunch.  My rotten daughter was taking pictures of me so I took pictures of her and we took pictures of each other taking pictures.  :)

Now I'm off to go play with my horse some more.  The weather is icky cold and windy, but we'll still find something worthwhile to do.  Yesterday he learned that we can trot together without freaking out.  It was actually pretty funny.  He kind of bunny hopped to each side and backward on the first try, then we tried again and he did it perfectly.  He's a quick study sometimes.  Then in the course of perfecting our positions  we fell apart and came back together again, and then started over on the other side.  It's all good.


Paint Girl said...

I can't wait for my chickens to start laying eggs! Das is beautiful!
About a month ago I finally taught Chance to trot next to me, she wasn't to fond of it either, very confused. I don't know why I didn't teach her that years ago. I am preparing for a trail competition and I have so much to do! Joseph looks fantastic!

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

It's funny the things you don't think about doing until you do, and then you're kind of startled that you didn't. I realized yesterday I haven't really practiced backing Joseph with me next to him either. It was really wonky at first but it got better.

Erin said...

I have an egg allergy too! I am still able to make pancakes (the GF Pam's ones) I also have egg replacer - I also found that yoghourt is a great sub when baking cakes.
*fist bump* fellow egg allergy buddies

I am enjoying reading about your crew :)