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Afternoon Tea with the Ladies


I have to admit, I have pampered poultry.
I give them lots of greens in the winter, in the form of alfalfa hay and whatever veggie scraps we have from the kitchen.
I also let them free range as much as I can, with our dry winter so far they have gotten to do a lot of that lately.
But it isn’t all one sided.
They provide us with an abundance of luscious, rich flavored eggs.


Not only are they yummy but they are quite pretty too.
Almost as pretty as the ladies themselves.
Tuesday after a long day in the studio I walked in the garden (barren as it is) with an afternoon cup of Rose Scented tea.
With something colorful in my hand the Ladies knew for sure I had a treat for them and followed me around expectantly.
I set my cup down so I could get them some scratch grains and they figured their treat was in the cup.
They finally let me have it back after I tossed the grain to them.

This beauty is a Swedish Flower Hen.
I have two, the other has the fluffy top knot.

I have a variety of chickens.
A gorgeous collection of different breeds.
Here are just a few.
They were perfect ladies and made sure to take turns with the cup.

I also have Black Copper Marans, Speckled Sussex (actually you can see the back end of the Speckled Sussex in the photo with the Flower Hen), Black Star and a Wellsummer.
The eggs they lay are as varied in looks as they are.
I have more rare breeds on my “wish” list.
I hope you enjoyed our tea.
Come again and I shall share the treat I had for myself.

For the recipe visit Scrumptious Cherry Scones

It has some of these in it.

bowlof eggs
Until next time…



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Monday 27th of January 2014

You do indeed spoil your feathered friends. Their eggs are too pretty to crack. I am fascinated by the colors different chicks are capable of laying.

Scrumptious Cherry Scones!

Monday 27th of January 2014

[…] am so glad you all so enjoyed my little Afternoon Tea with the Ladies […]


Sunday 26th of January 2014

Hi Pam! Great to see you... Love your new blog design and your girls are lovely... Thanks for the tea! Deb


Sunday 26th of January 2014

It was all my pleasure.


Sunday 26th of January 2014

Lovely hens and lovely looking treat. Fresh eggs are so much richer. And hens are lovely company!


Sunday 26th of January 2014

My hens do keep me entertained and I look forward to going out each morning to feed and talk to them. Even on the coldest of days. Yes, store bought eggs just do not have flavor like from your own chickens.

A Garden of Threads

Saturday 25th of January 2014

Beautiful ladies and they produce such gorgeous coloured eggs.


Sunday 26th of January 2014

They do, I am hoping to get some that lay a more olive colored egg in the next few months. Very interesting color.

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