More Eggs, Please
Mar. 5, 2013 7:33 am
Updated: Mar. 12, 2013 8:47 pm
Upon returning home from being gone for so long, I did my usual inventory check of supplies. I opened up the fridge to see what we needed, and what we were good on. Sitting on a shelf was a small bowl with a scant few eggs. Not like the large ones the
girls usually produce. My initial reaction was "Great! Hubs has been fixing himself breakfast and eating well." I asked him about it. "Oh no. There has hardly been one egg a day. I've been eating cereal." Hmm.
Since I began raising a small flock of hens three years ago, we have enjoyed the most beautiful eggs. The yolks are large and dark yellow in color. They sit high when you put them in a pan. And the whites don't run thin all over. They bind nicely around
the yolk. I rely on them for my baking whims, which I am getting in the mood for again. Granted, in the winter months production slows down. I keep a light on a timer in their house so they have the required hours of light. But one tiny egg a day?
It's possible the two older gals aren't laying anymore. But that won't be a reason to kick them out, or "cull" them as some say. The others are still young and should be laying at least every other day. I'm just going to have to have a talk with them.
But for today, I will humble myself and go to the store and "buy" some eggs. It's time to bake a cake.
RKO and Myrna
Small Basket of Eggs