Here goes the next step in our urban farming adventure...the blog. Maybe this will help me to chronicle the action we have taken on these last 6 years here in Portland, Oregon....and help lead us to the point of having a few acres of our own one day.
This is the main attraction at Pollo Loco Homestead. The chook palace. Where all the action happens.
Introducing the leading lady. Pepper, a Dominique, lays a small brown egg with dark speckles. She rules the roost around here, and the other ladies respect that.
This is Red. A Rhode Island Red (or a cross, I think), lays a nice brown egg just about every day (except for the last 2 months...and she appears to be molting--in Spring?) She is never too far behind Pepper....she knows my camera may actually be a treat.
Godzilla, the Americauna. Affectionately called Zilla. She lays the pretty green-blue eggs. You can see the dinosaur resemblance pretty well in this shot.
And last, but not least, the bottom of the current pecking order...S'mores, another Americauna/Easter-Egger - she however lays a lovely large light pink egg.
This time of year in the Pacific Northwest is a busy time for the urban farmer. So much bed building and planting and fencing and water system-ing set up to get done. Not to mention expanding the hen abode to make room for a few more chicks! (and fixing the roof!) I already steamer-juicer'd 7 quarts of fresh Oregon strawberries and canned them into syrup....pancakes, cocktails, baked goods are all in its future.
Next up....peaches....and cherries.
Let's see how this blog action goes this summer....am I taking on one too many things?