embrace the camera {feeding the chickens}

Ok, so I have to admit, I don’t really like feeding our chickens and gathering their eggs everyday. I do love seeing them walk around the yard and the endless hours of entertainment they give my children. And of course I love their yummy eggs. So it’s nice during the spring and summer when I can go a few days without having to fill up their waterer or gather their eggs. But now that most nights are below freezing, we have to gather the eggs and carry fresh water to them everyday. So here we are doing our morning chores.

He is always the first one out the door with the basket.

While she is not too far behind him.

On the days that she catches up to him, it is always a fight over the egg basket.

And this ends up happening. Look at that little boy in the distant, he has the biggest smile on his face.

AWW, then they always make up. He jumps over the gate and gathers the eggs while she holds the basket for him.

I fill up the waterer while he throws food to the chickens.

She always gets to carry the eggs back while my little guy runs as fast as he can back into the house to sneak some gum. And he thinks I don’t know.

Ok, so it’s not so bad. I do love watching the kids run outside in their footie J’s helping momma out. Yes, it would take me about 35 minutes less to do it by myself, but really, what else would we be doing? I’m just wondering how many kids will be following this momma out when there is a foot of snow on the ground. And will they still be wearing just their footie J’s?

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  1. Oh my word, could you life get any stinkin cuter?! Chickens, fresh eggs, EGG GATHERING?!?!?!? Man oh man, JEAL to O to US. But I might not be so much with that foot of snow is on the ground. :-)

    You are adorable in your cozy hat.

  2. Admitted Fabricaholic says:

    oh my! I so loved seeing all those photos! I could totally picture exactly how it goes down every morning, and relate…not that I am feeding chicken…lol, but just how siblings interact with each other at that age. I love it! Great story telling with the photos too – made me smile :)

  3. Fawn Teresi says:

    Love these photos!

  4. oh my goodness. great shots. i can't even imagine gathering my own eggs. that would be so awesome. i am a rancher at heart.

  5. awesome

  6. Tara @ Tara Being Tara says:

    This is adorable!! What a cool experience for your kids!

  7. This is fabulous! I love him in his pj's and boots…so cute! And what a great story told in pictures.

  8. Lisa M Griffin says:

    LOVING this series! Not just the b/w but the overall feel, the fun, the tears and of course the footy pj's.
    Great blog, thanks for sharing.

  9. I'm laughing. What a precious photo story. I grew up with chickens (and long for a chicken coop of my own)…and, looking at your photos both brings back memories and makes the desire even greater. And, honestly, is there anything better tasting than a fresh egg?

  10. Love your blog, I'm glad I found it! Thanks for sharing!

    Heidi @ http://everydayfamilies.blogspot.com/

  11. This was SO cute! I definitely vote it as the most adorable blog post I've seen all week :)

  12. I just want to thank you for your wonderful blog. As a former farm kid (Eastern Washington) I very much enjoy your blog that details country life. As a military spouse now, living in Guam, it provides me with a little bit of an escape to the past :) Additionally, my 4yr old loves seeing the pics of your kiddo's, they are her virtual "friends" lol.

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