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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Peep season!!

Just to clarify, I'm not talking about the marshmallow fluffy ones that come in Easter baskets, though if you like those, they can be blown up in the microwave for a little extra peep fun; and I have an awesome peep cake recipe that I'd be happy to share.  

However, I am actually referring to the live peeps that are frequenting feed stores in our area at the moment, and rumor has it there were some peeps running amok in the Unionville Post Office.  Even if you do not have the space, or the time to deal with chickens, it is worth a visit to your local feed store to check them out.  If you decide to purchase them, I recommend the Aracana's (they lay green and blue eggs!) and Rhode Island Reds as my chickens of choice.  Both are very consistent egg layers.

On another note, there have been some sporadic Glossy Ibis sightings in the state of DE, and since beach season is almost upon us, you may be frequenting the state.  It pays to keep your eyes open for these neat shore birds.  This photograph is actually of a White Ibis, and it was taken in FL, but the body type is identical to the Glossy Ibis, the difference is the Glossy Ibis have dark brown/black coloration.  There have also been sporadic sightings of the White Ibis, so keep your eyes peeled!

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