Tuesday, August 22, 2006


I should have put this up yesterday, but I couldn't load pictures for some reason and then I went home sick and slept for the rest of the afternoon. I still feel cruddy.

I had my neices for the weekend and they had great fun looking for eggs several times a day. Sunday morning I made 'suprise' eggs with them. That is just bread with a hole cut into the middle into which you break the egg and cook it in a frying pan. Cheese on top followed by the toasted circle cut out (hiding the cooked egg, hence the suprise). The big egg was a double yolk, which my husband got.
I haven't caught Claire on the nest yet, so maybe she isn't the one laying. I have seen one of the Plymouth Barred Rocks up there, now named Daisy and Lily after little neice figured out how to tell them apart. I suppose it is Daisy that is laying. Yesterday I got two.


Blogger Juli said...

Wow.. big eggs! I'm sad to report that my days of chicken ownership are coming to an end. The girls are just too loud and it's only a matter of time before a neighbor comes knocking on my door at 7:30am to complain. We just don't live in the right place right now. It makes me very sad ...

10:22 AM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

Really? Maybe you could talk to your close neighbors and bribe them with fresh eggs? Do you mean they are loud all the time or just when laying eggs? I kind of think that once they get used to laying them, that startled clucking will subside. I'm sorry that you have to get rid of your girls. That is sad.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Those are some gorgeous eggs! I missed your meal this week... I kept refreshing the page about seventy times to see if you had updated. Glad to see it wasn't me. ;)

Hope you feel better soon.
(Don't give up Juli!)

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

I forgot about double yolkers! Like that chicken, I have a couple of them, one in BLUE GLASS.

Up here in Maine, they call those hole in the bread things -- nest eggs.

5:39 PM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

Sorry liz for making you refresh over and over. I got fed up trying to put up the picture and just wanted to go home and sleep.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Judith said...

Beautiful, big eggs! And a double yolk, too! Love the photo set up you did to show off the eggs. You make a person crave raising chickens. I also was waiting for your meal this week. Feel better!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Juli said...

M & Liz... ok, ok, I'm not giving up! I'm in! We're staying poultry people. I actually had someone lined up to pick up the girls TODAY but I called to retract my offer. Laura was very understanding. Actually, she's the same woman who took my rooster-formally-known-as-Xena.

I love the crate photo and am going to copy you. Surely you'll give me permission!? :)

1:49 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

How did I skim right past the double yolk part? I have never gotten one like that... nature is *so* cool.

2:33 PM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

Hmmmm...crate photo....by this I think you mean egg carton photo? Regional word differences are so interesting. Permission granted.

3:38 PM  
Blogger EFB said...

how do the eggs taste? That is so cool.

4:06 PM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

I've been buying free range eggs for a long time and haven't had a 'regular' egg in a long time, so my eggs didn't really taste that different. Sort of a let down. They did seem a little eggier. And the yolks were really orange. Maybe from all the tomatoes those chickens eat.

9:43 AM  
Blogger KitcheView said...

those eggs make me want to go visit my mother. she does this dishes where she drop eggs inside the red beans soup (sort of like a sunny side up egg, except no need for oil) or she might fry them as a thin omelet and then drop them in the soup with some tortillas and dry cheese. ok, i am starving now!

10:47 AM  

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