happy egg day!

Our chickens laid their first egg on July 31st, so it will forever be declared “Egg Day” in the Louws Household. We aren’t exactly sure which chick laid it first, but we’re guessing it might have been Millie since she’s the biggest.

You can see how small the eggs are when they first come out. This is a regular size egg cup. They have increased in size every day they lay. Since the first day they started laying we have gotten 1-2 eggs each day.

Here are photos of us holding our first egg. Side note: it was right away in the morning, hence why we look like we just rolled out of bed.

We cooked up our tiny egg and shared it…two bites each…look how yellow the yolk is!



“summer” happenings

I just wanted to share a few photos from the last couple months. I’d like to refer to it as Summer, but the 60 degree temperatures and week after week of rain don’t really feel like Summer if you ask me. In any case, here goes…

My good friend Stephanie has just gotten her dream job at Nordstrom and moved to Seattle, so I went down to show her some of my favorite Ballard spots…

Touring around Ballard with Stephanie.

Our good friends Sarah and David are heading off to lead the Ugandan Orphans Choir on a fundraising tour of the Southeastern part of the US so we had a little going away celebration for them. We hosted a little bonfire in our backyard where there was a bit of beer drinking and s’more making along with some good old socializing.

With Hannah and Nora at our house.

Sarah and Gina making s'mores at a bonfire in our backyard.


Here are the chicks hanging out…

Millie, Opal and Lucille 2 roosting on my planter boxes.

Renee and Stephen (Renee is in my bible study and is the gardener who helped me plant my garden) got married in the morning of June 19th. We were all able to celebrate with them down at Terra Bella Farms. They had an adorable morning wedding and brunch to follow. So cute.

Couples at Renee and Steve's wedding.

BJ & I celebrating Renee and Steve's nuptials.

We had to skip out a little early from Renee and Steve’s wedding so I could make it down to my own wedding I was coordinating at the Arctic Club. Congrats to Mikaela and Ryan- they were one of my first couples I started working with back in the Fall of 2008!

Wedding season fun at the Arctic Club.

I’m sure our summer will look a lot like this for the next couple months, although I’m hoping for sunnier skies and warmer temperatures. Do any of you have fun summer plans?

chick “beauty” shots

I forgot about these ladies…here is the update:

I came outside and BJ was taking this photo of them. They were standing perfectly still as if they were posing for him

This photo is a little awkward, but I like to have them next to something so you can see their size. They’re supposed to molt again and get new feathers before they lay eggs. I’m still hoping they start laying around June/July.

the year of the yard.

Apparently this is the year of the yard. So there’s major ground leveling, moss killing and grass planting going on. Not to mention the stump extraction.

Fortunately, BJ now has the assistance of his 3 little hens anytime he is doing a backyard project. I’m sure they were particularly helpful as he was getting this stump out of the ground.

some chicks

I have been meaning to share these photos of the chicks from a couple weeks ago, so here they are:

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