I've resorted to welding gloves to gather eggs.
Zeva, our gold laced Wyandotte has gone broody. However, since I just added 4 new pullets to the flock I'm not really eager to let her try to hatch out any more chicks. Hence the welding gloves. She is pretty vicious when I try to steal her babies... or at least what she thinks are her babies. poor thing. I hope that she'll get over it soon. At least I noticed her out with the others when I opened the coop.
In other news, we are frantically doing landscaping/weeding/yard work as well as cleaning the house. We're hosting the Iowa Steampunk group on Sunday afternoon for a Tea/Garden Party. You know, croquet and cucumber sandwiches. It should be fun... assuming the weather cooperates. We're currently forecast to be in the mid 90's on Sunday afternoon. That's awfully hot to be wearing a gown outside. We'll be sure to take lots of photos.
I'm still battling rabbits and deer in the garden- and chipmunks. Grrr.... chipmunks! I planted my three sisters. And then, a few days later, noticed that nearly every single seed had been dug up and eaten. I've had hardly anything planted from seed survive in the garden this year. sigh. But at least my tomatoes have recovered and are doing well. But I need to weed. Always weeding. it never ends.