Nesting Box Surprise


Good morning my lovely readers!

Guess what I found all tucked away neatly in the nesting box yesterday?


Our very first egg from our colorful flock of ladies.  I am not sure who was the first to start the egg laying, but we are definitely glad they did.  Six months seems like such a long time when awaiting your first egg!

The busyness of the warm weather homestead duties seems to be winding down.  Before we know it, we will be buckling down and preparing for cold weather.

We are working on remodeling our bathroom and putting up a back-splash in the kitchen.  Once those two projects are done, our whole home renovation will be complete.

We are in the process of upgrading all our pots, pans, plates and other fun kitchen accessories, and we have had a great time shopping and replacing the old things together.  We bought some lovely cast iron pieces.  Anyone have any cast iron recipes to share? I don’t have a lot of experience with cast iron, but know they are super versatile.

We replaced our chemically coated non-stick pots and pans with natural, ceramic to avoid cooking chemicals into our food.  I have removed quite a bit of household and hygiene products and replaced them with organic/natural products.  Even though this can be an inconvenience and sometimes more costly, the health benefits are well worth it.

I have one week left at my current travel assignment and will be heading to Raleigh to start my next one in September.  It is crazy how fast 13 weeks goes by!

Neil and I have a little adventure planned this weekend.  We are headed to Stoneville, NC, to enjoy a few lazy hours floating down the Dan River and enjoying the scenery.  I am so looking forward to a break from working so much.

Until next time…


15 thoughts on “Nesting Box Surprise

  1. Yay, egg!!! I have three hens that were hatched May first, so am also looking forward to the big day. We have several cast iron frying pans that see a lot of use. They are as good as nonstick pans if they are washed with just a dish brush and running water. My usual soap and scrubby routine just strips the seasoning right off. Congrats on finishing this last stint, and have a blast on your float! Hugs, Mame

    • So great to hear from you Mame! You don’t have to much longer to wait for your girls to get layin-the anticipation is always so intense. I can’t wait to hear when they lay! Thank you for the cast iron tip-that is great to know!

  2. One of the first things I tried making on our iron skillet was scrambled eggs! Oh what a sticky yolks mess LOL!! We now only eat fried eggs :). (I think once the pan is well seasoned you might have better luck with scrambled!)

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  4. That’s awesome! Congrats. I got my first egg about a month ago and all of a sudden we were getting six eggs a day. Too many for two people but a good way to win friends 🙂

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