Every so often, I threaten the farmers that I will capture farm life right at the beginning of the day. A couple of weeks ago I had to put action to words as Princeton Online featured us for an Instagram Takeover. So, uncaffeinated, I arrived at 6:30…
I checked on the broilers and considered taking a nap in their warm cozy bed of wood shavings.
But it was out to the fields to see the sheep and chickens.
The sheep were generally just getting up and shaking off the night. I walked over to the laying hens and quickly realized that I should make my presence well known.
It is not a good idea to take a guard dog by surprise in the half-light. This might be the last thing you see!
But after a good sniff, Kasey allowed me to come see his birds.
The birds are not particularly quiet in the morning – or ever.
There were some groups that were just getting started and taking their time in warming up to full throttle.
But inside the chicken wagon it was pandemonium. When eggs need to be laid the ladies need to get into the roosts. And they like their privacy.
How else to create the perfect egg?
At the edges, the line, and the cacophony, was building.
As the sun rose, it was time to finish the pictorial at the market. But not before catching one of the Jennys hiding in the brush.
And seeing one beautiful sunrise over the farm.