8.31.2009

Care to Guess?

Care to guess why Aidan has decided to perch on top of the mantle and play with Legos and K'nex?

a boy and his legos on the mantle

I'd say it's a safe place where his sister won't disturb him.

Care to guess what part of your body disappears when you stand up?

what part of your body disappears when you stand up?

Your lap (a little riddle from a book Aidan read to me).

Care to guess how many eggs our chickens laid in the month of August?

egg tally

I think I'll be gone from this space this week (has something to do with projectile vomiting and other non-blog worthy events), so I've decided to host a little contest in my absence. Guess how many eggs our eight chickens laid in August, and the closest answer will receive a little box of goodies from our foothill home. I can tell you that one of these will be in the box.

want a freshly hatched baby chick?

(I can't stop making them.)

The final tally is not yet in. Last I checked, Bess was sitting in the nesting box doing her good deed for the day. We have six nesting boxes, yet they all choose to use the same one. Tomorrow's math assignment for my two kids will be counting all the tally marks on our egg calender.

Can't wait to see your guesses! I'll be back at the end of the week to announce the winner.

P.S. Some of you might have heard that our foothill town was devastated by a wildfire that broke out Sunday afternoon and scorched hundreds of acres and burned 30-60 homes (depending on the news source) and multiple businesses. We are all OK, but please keep in your minds and hearts those that have lost everything. What a humbling example of how everything can change in the blink of an eye.

80 comments:

  1. oh, I hope there's recovery in the house soon.

    I'm going to guess that you got 188 eggs in August.

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  2. I'm gonna guess 248. :)

    Thanks!
    Rachel

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  3. hope all are healthy and rested soon. and glad to hear you are all safe.

    that must be a big mantle!

    and i guess 141 eggs. yum!

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  4. 178 eggs?

    I'm so sorry to hear about the homes that were lost. Wildfires are NO fun! Been there, done that.

    We will keep those families in our prayers.

    Hope the projectile vomiting eases up soon too.

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  5. i'd have to say...have to say 372.

    oh, what are those papery like white flowers pictured in this post...with the back drop of the month of august?
    they are amazing. i live in the northeast and have never seen them! please please let me know there name. be well.

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  6. 180ish?

    be well . . . . .

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  7. I hope one of the goodies does not have to do with projectile vomitting. haha.

    Thanks for posting about the families and their homes . . . wow, it does stir some emotions. So sad.

    Miss you friend. I need some Molly in my life.

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  8. 350

    And ditto on the flowers, what are they?!

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  9. Oh, Molly. I heard about the fires but didn't put together that it was where you are. So glad you're all ok, but so sad...
    I love that picture of A. That's really something.
    take care and be well...

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  10. I am going to say your lovely hens blessed you with 124 eggs during the month of August :-)

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  11. 186. And I love the pretty, pretty thing in your lap!

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  12. So glad that you and your family are safe. Hope that you are feeling better soon.
    I'm going to guess 186 eggs.

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  13. I guess 175.

    Man, I wish ours would start laying again! They're either too old, too young, or don't like the heat.

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  14. 183?
    Which fire is near you? I also have family near a fire, but like you, they're fine.

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  15. 104. Fun contest. Feel better fast.

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  16. My guess is 165. I'm glad you're OK, those fires are terrible when they get going. And prayers for the people who lost because of them.

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  17. We were on your river last week--at least I think so--the middle fork of the American--and saw the remains of a previous burn--the barren hillside, no home for quail or deer. And this one got people's homes. So sorry. I love your hexagons. My 4 year old daughter loves your chicks in eggshells. We're guessing 127.

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  18. I will guess 130. I am glad that your family is o.k. I heard about fires and wondered where exactly it was...

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  19. I don't know why, but I feel like every one is guessing high. My own little group of hens have only given me a few so far, maybe that's why I feel pessimistic about yours.. I say somewhere around 65.

    Glad your family and home is safe from all the fires. Feel better soon.

    See you in a week! xo

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  20. I am going to guess that your eight hens laid 159 eggs this month.

    Your tablecloth looks like it's making good progress!

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  21. I'm glad to read that your family is OK and will be thinking about you as I watch the news.

    I have been silently observing your wonderful little site for quite sometime now and feel like I need to get in on the egg guessing.

    235--go little chickens go!
    Best Wishes from Oregon and be well.

    P.S. I tried your chocolate cake recipe, and yes...it is good for breakfast, and maybe a little for lunch too. I had to put it in the freezer.

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  22. Hmmn. I have to say 126.
    Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  23. I'm going to say 208 eggs. We've been lucky so far as fires go this year. They're so scary!

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  24. Sorry for the fires and glad you are ok. My question is: how many hens do you have? I will say number of hens x 23.

    (I've never wrote to you but I've read your blog for several months. I like your sewing, your knitting and your great photographys. Sorry for my poor english, I need a dictionary all the time.

    Cíes

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  25. Sorry for the fires and glad you are ok. My question is: how many hens do you have? I will say number of hens x 23.

    (I've never wrote to you but I've read your blog for several months. I like your sewing, your knitting and your great photographys. Sorry for my poor english, I need a dictionary all the time)

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  26. My guess is 139 which includes the cute little blue chick that was hatched.

    Sending healthy and safe thoughts your way.

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  27. I think 152 eggs came your way this month. Enjoy your quiet week-I hope everyone is better soon!

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  28. um, 157.
    and i love seeing that calendar.

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  29. Delurking to hazard the guess of 177!

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  30. I'm goingto guess that your lovely little chickens gave you 143 eggs. Wow...that's a LOT of eggs!

    Hope everyone is on the mend soon!

    Can't wait to see what is in the goodies bag, but who wouldn't get a smile looking at the cute little face peeking out of an eggshell?!?

    Annette

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  31. Love you blog! Sorry to hear about the disaster in your town. My guess for the eggs is going to be 200

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  32. I'll venture 99. Oh, the dream of chicken ownership. Too bad for zoning laws.

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  33. How about 147? It seems like a lucky number.

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  34. My guess is 128.

    I hope the projectile vomiting ceases. Soon. :) And it definitely is crazy how things can change so quickly. I'm glad you're all alright.

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  35. 93 is my guess.

    I am so glad that you are safe.

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  36. I hope you are all better soon, and I do hope you continue to remain safe from the fires.

    My guess is 39. :)

    Get well! Karen

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  37. 400 eggs? lol I have no clue about egg production.
    hope everyone is feeling better... so sad about the wildfires ;\

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  38. I'm going with 117.

    Can I say again how much I love your tablecloth? I've never wanted to learn how to crochet before, but you're tempting me away from my knitting!

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  39. Here's my number: 279.
    Happy Eggs!

    Love the mantle building site...

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  40. My guess is 247 eggs.

    Glad to hear you are safe. Here in BC we are fighting fires too.

    Hope everyone feels better soon.

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  41. How about 116? Fun contest!

    And I thought the answer to why he's on the mantel was "because he can!" That's what my son would say...

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  42. the flowers are scabiosa stellata :)

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  43. Glad to hear you are all ok. Heard about the fires-so true how things can change in the blink of an eye. My thoughts with the families....
    eggs 222?

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  44. I'm gonna guess.... 172 eggs.
    Glad to hear you and your family are doing ok.

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  45. I will guess 255. Get well soon to all the ill.

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  46. Oooh - projectile - I hope everyone is okay.

    As for the fires, perspective indeed. Poor people. I have a friend who was evacuated but their home was okay. I was thinking of you too - possibly knowing some of those folks. Very hard on the community.

    Love the mantle shot! As for the eggs I am guessing 220 in August. Is that nuts? That's a lot of eggs. Are you counting the one in the pocket? Sorry.

    See you when you return - many well thoughts are coming your way.

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  47. I guess 201 eggs. Your little tablecloth is looking LOVELY!

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  48. no idea, 212??
    glad you are well. also, what blooms are those in the picture?

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  49. I think more people should experience the pleasure of raising their own chickens---thank you for raising poultry awareness! I can't recall the age of your "girls": 183 eggs? That's a LOT of omelettes!

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  50. My guess is 200. Glad to read that you and your family are safe!

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  51. My guess is 200. Glad to read that you and your family are safe!

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  52. I'll go with 157. Hope it is a good break and not too pukey

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  53. i might get around to guessing the egg count later, but i just wanted to say that the table cloth is turning out great! i thought the hexagons were much bigger based on your earlier photos of them, but they're super cute mini ones! wow. that's a lot of work!

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  54. ohhh I was going to guess 248... mmmmm 245??

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  55. If you have 12 chickens... I'll guess 281 eggs.

    What do you do with them all??

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  56. The mention of both projectile vomiting and the Auburn fire led my mind to combine the two into one image of them flying you over the fire like those water-tanker planes spewing liquids onto the flames. Hope you feel better now that the flames are out and your county doesn't need your help in that area any more.

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  57. i'm saying 103. just because it sounds like a good number. lucky hen lady.

    so sorry to hear about your town. glad you are safe and well, and sending warm thoughts to those who were not as lucky. actually, wish we could send all the rain we've been having. seems a bit unfair that we are drowning in it while you are so dry.

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  58. Hey Molly!
    I am loving your photos!
    I am so sorry to hear of the devastation where you live...
    My guess is 248 eggs in the month of August!! Phew that's alot of eggs : )
    Ugh pv... not fun, hope everyone is well very soon! Take care mama!

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  59. I'm guessing your hens blessed you with 162 eggs. hope all are well soon. and so HAPPY to hear you are all okay!!

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  60. I was thinking about you when I heard about the wildfires...so glad you are alright. Hope the other events that are going on there at your home come to an end very quickly. I'm gonna guess 148 eggs from your lovely ladies!

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  61. I'll say 222. Man I wish we could have chickens...Well-wishes for feeling better and lives affected by the fire.

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  62. It is so upsetting when Cali is on fire... again... and again! My thoughts are with those who suffered loss!
    Wishing your family wellness too!

    Don't know much about chicken egg production but I am going to go low at 98!

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  63. Glad you are all safe and well. (Well except for the projectile vomit.) Hope calm returns soon.

    I'm guessing 127.

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  64. My guess is 108. We shall see. Our chickens never all lay an egg every day.

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  65. 114 eggs

    Love your new banner!! I was thinking about butterflies, too :) Very clever.

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  66. My guess is 240 eggs in the month of August.

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  67. I'm gonna guess....224 for August!
    Good luck with getting everyone well.

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  68. My fun standard guess is 42.. but my real guess would bw 124

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  69. How about 48 eggs for the month.

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  70. I guess 100. Hope you all are well.

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  71. We're headed up to Grass Vally today. We've been following the fire closely as road association was just talking about fire danger, escape plans and identifing water resources for the Higgins department. Glad to hear you're all ok....and how the belly aches are over.

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