Another Blessed Day

Today’s eggs

I just got finished washing off the eggs hubby brought in just now from the coop.  The largest and lightest is from Cinnamon.  She is a cream color with cinnamon dusted all over.

Pretty Cinnamon

The young Buff Orpingtons that we brought home in March are now teenagers and their eggs are the smaller brown eggs.  They have grown almost completely and are almost as big as the hens that we have had for years.

Our hens

If  you look back at a previous post when we first got all our little bitties   New babies  you can get caught up.

Young Blue Cochins

The chickens on the right are Blue Cochins.  Check out the furry feet!

Sorry about the fuzzy picture, but my tremors are kind of kicking in today.

It is such a beautiful day.  It has been very hot and humid (90s)  this summer until today.  It is only in the 60s today and very little humidity with a wonderful breeze.  Just in case you are curious though I have posted many pictures of our yard in a lot of my posts, this is what I see when I sit on my deck.  To my right is our pine grove.   If you zoom in on the maple to the right, you can see our bluebird house where two broods fledged this year!  They are all still here and will probably winter over in their house.

Our pine grove


Our wood yard

Shops and Coop


Michael swept through Thursday into Friday morning.  We only got a little over an inch and a half of rain, but the wind was a little gusty.  Once again, as we were with Florence, we were blessed to escape the horrific damage that so many other souls suffered from both of these horrible storms.

Since fall has finally come to our neck of the woods, fire wood is now the focus in our house.  I must admit that I am not too thrilled as much as I have been in the past.  The last two January’s, I was the wood carrier and lugging in five or six bags of wood up and down the deck steps every day would wear anyone out.  And, man does it ever get HOT in our house.  Plus, the dust and the wood shavings all over the house.  Sorry.  I enjoy being warm, but sometimes it is just a bit much for little me…….

Logs and Stacks

As you can see, there are logs to be cut up and wood to be split.

Ready to Burn

And the big pile of ready-to-burn wood to the left is from last winter which hubby was convinced would have been burned up back then.

The birds are busy at the feeders as always, but they seem busier than usual.  This morning, I saw every single one of our native species throughout the yard almost in one glance.  The hummingbirds are still here even!

Sweet little Hummer

I think I will experiment and leave those feeders out until I stop seeing them.  I read where migrating hummers will stop by even through November if they see a feeder.  How can they see them from up in the air?  I guess they just know!

Hmmm.  I guess that’s about it for now.  I wanted to share with you what’s going on here.  And, this is every day for me.  I am SO blessed with Father’s wonderful creation that shares itself and its beauty with me.  There is joy and entertainment and even some drama right here in my little haven, my blessed back yard.

Please take the time to enjoy what Creation offers.  Every moment there are hidden treasures just waiting to commune with you.  He who is Giver to all, Creator of all, Father of all would love to bless you.

God bless you!!!

About forrealone

If you hear the birds in the morning and smile, greet each day with a bowed head of thanksgiving, and believe Our Creator is a loving, forgiving Father; you are a lot like me! I have lived all over the world and am now settled, (or should I say nestled?) In beautiful North Carolina. I spend my days in careful contemplation of all that is around me but most especially my precious Father. I have a beautiful family whom I love and who loves me. And, don't even get me started about my grandchildren! If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is:
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6 Responses to Another Blessed Day

  1. Aw, nice post! Your hens are so pretty! We were stuck with supermarket eggs for a couple of years when our egg-lady decided to give hers up, but we just found another source for the good kind. I love all the variations in size shape and colour of real eggs. These new people we buy from have a fridge on their porch, you open the fridge, take the eggs and leave the money in the margarine container .. gotta love the country!

    Our hummingbirds are long gone but they did have a good year, we had several living nearby. They surrounded me one day, zipping this way and that all around my head, it was quite the experience!

    Fire season .. mixed feelings for me, too. Not having a clothes dryer means I need a fire going to dry our laundry now that the days are too short to use the outdoor line (already!). So I end up going around opening windows panting for air. Aren’t those wee bits of wood and bark that seem to migrate ALL through the house just .. a treat? Oh, and then there’s the spiders that sneak in on the logs … mwahahaha. City women have no idea, do they!

  2. Jay DiNitto says:

    “lugging in five or six bags of wood up and down the deck steps every day would wear anyone out.”

    I’m kinda weird, so this kind of labor appeals to me. I’d help if I could 🙂

    We just started keeping firewood, too. We just got a new (to us) fire pit and there are some old trees we share with our neighbors in the back that drop their huge branches from time to time. Free firewood!

    • forrealone says:

      Yes, free is definitely good! Throughout each year, a friend of ours who owns a tree removal business drops off logs to provide us with firewood. He does it gratis. Needless to say, that makes keeping warm from the stove a LOT easier . The logs have to be sawed up into chunks and then split of course.

      • Jay DiNitto says:

        Do you cut the wood yourself? With an axe? I’ve done that only a few times. Another chore I’d love doing…

      • forrealone says:

        No, if you look at the photos, you will see actual logs to the far right. Hubby uses very large chain saws to cut them into smaller logs, about 24″ long. Then he has a gas powered log splitter that splits each small log into about 8-10 pieces of firewood. It will take 3 weeks or so to get all those logs and sections split. With his health as it is, his strength and endurance has its limitations, but he will get it done! (:^)

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