Category Archives: animals

Egg extravaganza!

Some people believe you get an egg a day from a chicken. Some months, especially in winter, my hens take a vacation from egg production.

Spring has arrived here on Sunnybook Farm! Here’s an account of the first three eggs of the laying season.

I’m hoping that my other two hens start getting on their nests, too. This green egg is from Red. I know because I saw her get out of the nest. Her eggs are green-colored eggs. Red is an Araucana chicken.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Outside cats

It’s time for breakfast for my outside cats. The freezing rain didn’t stop them from coming to my front porch.

Unless it is very windy, the porch is dry when it rains. These cats often sleep on padded seats set out for them.

It’s funny when I find all three sleeping together. Too often, Squinty and Willy fight, but as you can see, they aren’t fighting today.

Now it’s time for my breakfast. Today I’m making oatmeal.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Walking in the cold

I watch birds that come to my feeder, but I didn’t expect to see the bird I saw on my walk today.

It soared overhead and attracted my attention. I didn’t see its white head, but I did see the white on its bottom.

It was an eagle flying over the farm.

Too soon it few away. I didn’t have time to video it.

I’ll watch for that eagle when I go walking again. Though I have to watch for patches of ice so I don’t slip. Because of that ice, I have to keep my eyes on the ground more than I do on the sky.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

A little treat

I brought out some bread as a treat for my three hens.

Their pen isn’t much, but they seem to do well enough.

We’re all looking forward to spring when things green up and everyone can go outside again.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.