The hens are going to be happy. All that straw is going to go for their nesting, to encourage them to keep on laying eggs, even as the weather gets colder. The eggs in the foreground are the ones I collected this morning, and now I am going to carry them in to the egg-cleaning room. Colleen told me that yesterday's boxed eggs fetched $500 at the grocery stores in Santa Fe. That makes me happy to know that I am doing something useful.