Thursday, August 7, 2014

bushel and a peck

Bushel & a Peck
Got eggs?
Bushel & a Peck
{We've got eggs.}
Bushel & a Peck
{We've got 19 eggs.}
Bushel & a Peck
{But we've eaten 6. So, 25 total.}
Bushel & a Peck
{That's practically a bushel and a peck!}
Bushel & a Peck
{In just 3 weeks.}
Bushel & a Peck
{We only have 2 hens laying so far.}
Bushel & a Peck
{Every day we collect 1-2 eggs.}
Bushel & a Peck
{A couple times we've gotten soft shell eggs.}
Bushel & a Peck
{But most eggs are top notch.}
Bushel & a Peck
{We bring them inside, and pack them away.}
Bushel & a Peck
{We put them into pretty turquoise cartons.}
Bushel & a Peck
{We need to start eating them.}
Bushel & a Peck
{When we first got chickens,
everyone said they would buy eggs from us.}

{I thought, "We'll never have 
enough eggs for all these people."}

{But now I'm thinking, 
once all chickens are laying...
Bushel & a Peck
...we probably will have plenty.}
Bushel & a Peck
{And I don't want to charge.}
Bushel & a Peck
{The eggs are a small blessing to us...
Bushel & a Peck
...and we want them to be 
a small blessing to others as well.}
Bushel & a Peck
{That is all.}
Bushel & a Peck
Keep calm and lay on, Big Betty!

Cheers,
Heather

4 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, my sister and I got free chicks from the 4-H club and raised them. When they started laying eggs, we would sell them for $1 a dozen and that would be our pocket money (we never got an allowance).Gosh, that was over thirty years ago.

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    1. What fun childhood memories! I would have loved that. Do you keep chickens now?

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  2. People in your neighborhood would LOVE to pay for those eggs I bet! (I would, but I'm a bit of a drive.) I love how that lovely teal goes so well with the brown eggs. You were meant to have chickens!

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    1. It was hard to chose a color, but yes--the teal is perfect with the brown eggs! Next time you come down for a visit, I'll save a half dozen for you. (Or a dozen...if our other chickens would just start laying!)

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