This weekend I finally found the missing eggs from Chipette. The problem is that I was not the first thing to find the missing eggs from Chipette. The last two weeks I have checked all the usual places and the not so usual places. I have checked under the shed, empty pots, and under the lawn tractor. However, those were not the spots this time. I had an old storm window sitting up against the house and there was just enough space for Chipette to fit between it and the house. She had laid quite a few eggs there. I had smelled what seemed to be fermenting fruit around that area. I had passed it off as the trash can or the compost pile. Then I started to think maybe it was eggs. I am still not sure it was the eggs, but it lead me to the eggs. Something had a nice meal. I hope that she will just start laying in the nest boxes.
Erich is an avid gardener who has his own home garden consisting of annual vegetable crops and as many perennial fruit plants he can possibly plant, runs a church sponsored community garden, tends his chickens and a rabbit, enjoys experimenting with growing techniques and living more sustainably.