|That's not a reflection... Those are three more chickens|
on the other side! They actually have separated themselves
in to packs of 3, (Unusually segregated by color).
They peck at the one's from opposite sides
if they try to eat with their group.
I got off of work at about 12:45pm. I got home, made a french press of coffee to gain some much needed drive and alertness. Tommy and I sat down to discuss what we were going to do with our evening... Either he was going hunting and I was going to work on my book/photo projects... Or we'd do something fun together... I mentioned going to the arcade a couple of times. =] As we sat and thought our day out, our conversations always slip back to our mini farm and the to do list there. Tommy says, "We need chickens".. something we've discussed frequently over the past year... I said, "They need to be laying now."
So we went to the computer, hopped on Craigslist, found 6 mature, egg laying, Rhode Island Reds for sale with coupe... And the next thing you know we are driving home with a massive pen of chickens in the back of the truck, (passing our neighbor, Robert De Niro, on the way.... No lie).
The people we got them from, (Joe and Malia), where an amazing local family of five who were moving. When I noticed their taro, I exclaimed that bo loong was the absolute best and we talked story on some of the recipes we have all tried... And so when we came back to pick up the feed and bedding; sure enough, there were about 8 taro plants waiting for us. I will be taking them an egg and fruit basket for sure to thank them once again for their generosity.
So to all of you on Maui who love eggs; we'd love to bring bartering back. Eggs, bananas, lilikoi, lettuce, and lots of herbs are just a few of the things we have to offer. OH, and thank you to our neighbors, Ronnie and Joseph, who made moving that heavy a$$ pen even possible.... and of course the best roommate ever, KYLE, for all your help and... well... for just being the best roommate ever! =] Eggs coming your way guys!
Now to name them... Any chicken name suggestions?
|We have a few rows of coffee and citrus|
trees and a then lot of wasted space. That's
where the girls went, and we even gave
them a nice ocean view.