I bought a mushroom kit for me and fox for christmas and I just harvested the first mushrooms from it. We are very interested in growing mushrooms with our horse manure. To me, mushroom farming would be the ultimate union between biology and farming. Fungi are just incredible.
Here are the eggs I collected yesterday. I can't believe so many of my girls are still laying. I cleaned out the hen house on saturday and gave everyone lots of new straw. It seems to have sent them on a laying frenzy. Most days I get about 3-4 eggs. In the spring that will change to about 30 a day with everyone laying about an egg a day.
What is so cute about this picture is the difference in the sizes. Some of the new hens just started laying--they are just about 9 months old. Their eggs are so small. Look at the two blue eggs on the top left. The larger one is from a 2 year old and the little is from an 8 month old--both of the breed Araucana.