Hi guys. I can't tell you this is going to be a regular thing again, but I've really been missing blogging lately. I miss all the comments and checking your blogs. It seems too special to just let it go completely. With so much going on I'm not sure where to begin. This semester is flying by. I'm already taking mid-terms next week. I've really felt like a new kid this semester. Like a fish out of water. I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb on campus. You get the idea. I've never been in a situation like this where I felt so conspicuous and out of place. So far, everything is going just fine. I'm naturally a very self-conscious person so this has been an uncomfortable time for me. It's getting better though. Yesterday, however, I drove clear to Manhattan (about 50 minutes driving time) for class and parked and realized I'd left my wallet at home! So, my $2.00 parking fare for my 1 1/2 hours on campus went up to $10.00 as they had to charge me for a "non-payment". Oh, well, I'll never forget my wallet again...right?
These beauties are Black Copper Marans. We bought them this winter. They were already laying when we got them. I think they're around a year old. The man we purchased them from shows chickens and these apparently didn't have the proper qualities for showing. They're very nice birds and made the transition into the flock very smoothly. None of our chickens are laying much these days.
However, now when we do get eggs, we get some of these:
Aren't they fabulous? I have always wanted these dark chocolate brown eggs in my cartons. Supposedly these will get even darker in the warmer seasons.
Hope to be back sooner this time!