The wind was whipping up and knocking chairs and all kinds of items in the pool! It looked like someone was reaching up for help!
Update: Egg production is way down, due to the reduction in daylight hours and we are FINALLY scheduling our roof to be replaced. So, our insurance policy should be adjusted soon to allow us to begin selling eggs again. However, due to the reduction of eggs, we won't be ready to sell again until spring. Chickens need a "resting" period, where they lose their feathers and give their bodies a rest from laying eggs all summer. This usually takes 8-10 weeks. Large commercial producers "trick" the chickens into continuing to lay eggs by keeping lights on them. With the lighting system, the chickens "think" it is still summer time and keep laying eggs.
Hens only have so many "eggs" in their body, and under normal circumstances, can normally lay between 2-3 years. However, if their bodies are not given a chance to rest and recover every fall/winter, that time will be drastically reduced. We try to be the best stewards of our animals, as possible. We believe they deserve a break. So, please pardon us during the fall/winter months when we don't have many eggs. Our chickens are getting a much deserved break!