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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
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jazmania 
Mar. 5, 2013 7:56 am
I can hardly wait each time I go to your blog!!! You make me feel like I'm REALLY missing-out on life...living in an urban area of Texas. Your cooking, photo's and writing inspire me more than I can say. I know it takes time and LOVE to do what you do! LOVED the photo's of your feathered-babies! :-) Thank You for a brighter day!!!!
 
AZ93 
Mar. 5, 2013 8:09 am
I used to work with someone who would bring fresh eggs to sell every day. They tasted (and looked) like an entirely different thing from store bought. It's like comparing a garden tomato to a 2 week old imported, hard-as-a-rock waxy one from the grocery store. No relation!! I hope summer comes soon and your adorable little girls get back to work for you! -Lara
 
Mar. 5, 2013 9:02 am
Aww, the "girls"missed you! Store bought are such a poor imitation once you are accustomed to fresh eggs.
 
EmmeLu 
Mar. 5, 2013 9:21 am
I just returned from my sister-in-laws. She has chickens and gathers about 4 doz. a day. Is your Lisa an Americana? I was amazed to gather eggs and discover BLUE ones. I understand your distress at having to resort to store bought!
 
Mar. 5, 2013 10:08 am
Hi EmmeLu, yes Liza is an Americana and lays pastel green eggs. She hasn't laid a one all winter, but I'm sure she'll be back in production when the days get longer.
 
Mar. 5, 2013 4:23 pm
So true, BigShotsMom. I bought the most expensive ones that were labeled "free range." The yolks were pale yellow and small. Very disappointing.
 
Mar. 5, 2013 4:24 pm
Thank you jazmania for your kind words. I love all things food, love to take pictures, and I love my girls!
 
Mar. 5, 2013 4:26 pm
Great comparison, AZ. A lot of people turn their noses up at the mere thought of having to clean up chicken poop. I don't mind it at all, and my garden loves it!
 
Lace 
Mar. 12, 2013 9:36 am
Wish I had some chicken poop! Just a tad for my container gardens would be lovely. I grew up with chickens and yours are just absolutely beautiful. I'm thinking that they missed you...
 
Mar. 12, 2013 8:47 pm
Thank you, Lace. I love my girls. Two are molting pathetically right now. LOL! The poop does wonders for planters.
 
 
 
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