Psalms from the Hive

by Jeannie Saum

Our first egg!

Our first egg!

Our first egg

A tiny little thing!

But evidence of big things to come.

Soon we’ll have

20 a day,

Goodness to share!

Clover, Bee, and Revery

Reverie (revery) –(n.) state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea


An old friend stopped by for a visit the other day and wanted to see the chickens.  We went out to the coop and started showing him around outside and it.  As we looked around in the coop, our friend found the first egg from our flock!  it was a tiny one, but we were so proud!  And kind of annoyed, too, as we were set to leave on vacation in just one day!  We were going to miss the first days of our girls’ laying!

While we were at the beach, we had to keep a running text-fest going with our kids, to keep up with the laying!  Sarah and our grandkids, Naomi and Madi stopped by every few days to check for eggs, and Nate came down each evening to check on the chicks and collect eggs.  So THEY got to eat the first eggs from our flock!  By the time we got back a week later, the flock was laying about 7 eggs a day, and this has continued into the next week.  The eggs are still small to medium-sized, but we hope that by the end of the month, we’ll have 20 or so a day of large , fresh, organic, eggs!  Can’t wait!

Up to 8 eggs in a week!

Up to 8 eggs in a week!


8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;  where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of  joy.

You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.

10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops.

11 You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.

12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.

13 The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.