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Eggs, and T-Storms, and Tin Roofs, OH MY!

Saturday, we finished painting the barn (save a little touch up here and there) just in time for a huge Derecho type straight-line wind storm to peel back 2 of the tin roof panels like a sardine can, and bent back the corners of the ledge on the west side. I'd never seen anything like it in my life. The sheet of rain was so thick, you couldn't really even see out the front window. I had a barn full of people who promptly piled into the basement thinking it was an approaching tornado! Quite the experience. I think we'll be able to repair the roof fairly inexpensively...

In the past week, we've gotten 5 eggs from Peckerina, and got our first brown egg as well! I suspect the brown egg was Nosy's, she make some fuss when I got them out of the coop. I haven't found any yet today, but for whatever reason, they seem to lay around 4PM-ish. I'm still amazed that we're already getting eggs. They just turned 18 weeks on Monday!

On a side note, a good friend of mine living near Dallas sent me a photo of her Yellow Taxi Tomato harvest. One plant yielded 2 large mixing bowls of tomatoes. Definitely one I'll consider trying next year!

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Comment by Kirsten Madaus on June 26, 2013 at 4:43pm

Oh no!  I hope the roof repair is not the tip of an iceberg of repairs.

My CSA provides us with Yellow Taxi tomatoes, and they are a favorite.  You've prompted to me share my Fresh Tomato Pesto post here, since the photo is of the pesto made from Yellow Taxi tomatoes.


Comment by Jennifer on June 27, 2013 at 11:11am

Fingers crossed for quick and cheap roof repairs. In the meantime, sounds like you've got a twice-a-day alarm system: rooster in the morning (although I'm forgetting if you guys have a rooster?) and 4 p.m. egg delivery.

Comment by Carrie Seal-Stahl on June 28, 2013 at 3:23pm

No, no rooster, but my iPhone alarm tells me to go let the hens out every morning at 7:30AM! LOL

Getting the supplies to finish up the barn this weekend. 


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