Archive for December 12th, 2008

Watching the sun come up

One of the things I love about winter is the spectacular colour of sunrises and sunsets. I’m sure there’s a scientific reason why the reds and oranges that mark the sun’s movements are so vivid at this time of year but I don’t know what it is. What I do know is that it makes being outside on a very cold day worthwhile.

Today (and the rest of the weekend) looks as though it’s gonna be truly miserable so I thought I’d share this photo from yesterday’s sunrise to cheer us all up!

Sunrise at the farm - 10 December 2008

Sunrise at the farm - 10 December 2008

Oh – and what’s the betting it’s cloudy and gloomy at the solstice, thereby removing all opportunities for good photos to celebrate the passing of the shortest day and welcoming the prospect of longer ones!?

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Irene’s egg!

I have finally managed to establish which eggs are laid by Irene, our Light Sussex x Dorking:

Irene and her egg - 9 December 2008

Irene and her egg - 9 December 2008

I actually managed to catch her coming out of the Cube, cackling away to herself quite happily, so opened the egg port (that’s nest box door to those of you who don’t speak Omlet) and saw one, very warm egg sitting in the straw!

Hurrah for chickens and their eggs!