The hectic life of 2 off the farm farmers. My husband has returned to college to pursue an ag degree so we're inhabiting an apartment for the duration. For my part I'm counting the days until we can get back out on the land. And in the meantime... exploring farmers markets and helping my daughter with her little homestead.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Old hen really old hen
When we left the farm we left one old hen who had taken up residence in our barn. She is pretty ancient for a chicken being about five years old. Since we've been gone she's become my son in law, Travis's, barn buddy. She let's him pet and pick her up. Follows him around in the barn. And still lays more than a couple of eggs in the warmer months. He even named her "Momma Hen". She's the barn elder and must be the wisest and wiliest chicken alive - after all if she wasn't someone would have eaten her long ago.