Gift Giving

This morning, Steve announced that he had to go to Agway to get some laying hen feed and a bolt. “I’ll go,” I said.

“No, it’s not problem,” he said. “I know what I need.”

“But, you should stay home and put in those billable hours. I’ll run the errand,” I said.

“It won’t take that long,” he said.

We were arguing over who would go to the local feed store! Why? Because we both wanted to go an buy presents for each other there. Steve won and he’s on his way there now.  I don’t know what he’s going to get me. I got the pitchfork and manure shovel of my dreams for my birthday.

Steve already has my wish list. I sent him some links to  I didn’t ask for anything from Agway. But, thinking about it, I’d sure like those insulated, waterproof gloves designed for women.

We celebrate Hanukkah, so the gift-giving starts tonight. I wonder what I’ll get.

What do you want? I hope that Tillie Lays an Egg is on your list, or  that you’re giving it to someone you love. If you want a signed copy, go through Books with Flair. This site will send you to my local bookstore. I’ll sign and personalize the book for you, and they’ll ship it out. Wrapped, too, if you want. And, I’ll include something a little extra in the package.


  1. Hope you get the present of your dreams – I went to the feed store yesterday but just bought supplies for the cats :-)

    I didn’t think of sending Clliff with a wish list from me – those giant squashy plastic bin/bucket things are good.


      • I just love the smell of the feed store :-) I wonder if I can find a scented candle with that aroma>

        Happy Hanukkah!!!!!

  2. I just checked in on the girls, and given these short winter days can certainly appreciate the saying “go to bed with the chickens.” Mother was always saying that to get us to go to bed, but I don’t think I understood the full impact of her words until I started tuning in to your hencam! Happy Hanukkah to all the residents of Little Pond Farm!!

  3. I so enjoy reading your blog, it has been very helpful to me as this is my first go around with my “girls” hens. My husband can’t believe my favorite store is now Tractor Supply, Co. and that I really would appreciate Carhartt overalls for Christmas.

    • Yes, they really do go to bed just before sunset. The bunny, however, is out there in 20 degree weather in the dark, happily hopping around. I’ve got to go close her up now…

  4. Wishing Terry and family and all their animals a “very happy Hanukkah”…