Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Does anyone need some eggs???




A few weeks ago on the 'Horsey' one's birthday we bought 6 new hens. We had got to the stage that we were having to buy eggs, the ducks weren't laying , the 3 chooks were a little old and the 'Horsey' one's chook she raised in Science last year hadn't started yet. Even the appearance of a very sharp knife in the henhouse had not scared them into production! (likely they had overheard the discussion between 'SH' and I that I insisted they would live out their retirement with us!!!). Well even with zero temperatures things are now happening! The new girls began laying about 10 days ago and that obviously led the others to think their lives were in jeopardy because everyone is now laying which has led to an abundance of eggs! I have already sold 2 dozen at work this week and have another dozen to take today. We mainly use the duck eggs for our baking and at this stage they are threatening to take over too. We do bake a lot but obviously not enough. Saturday is penciled in to the calender as a baking day to fill the freezer!

No sewing yesterday but I did order a pattern. My sister-in-law had seen a quilt made up in a shop and dropped many hints ..... which I eventually took and asked whether she would like it for her boys. There is to be no time pressure though! It is an 'Americanjane' pattern based on the old rhyme 'Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around..'.

I have caught up a little with my blog reading, gosh everyone has been busy!. I will be back on track soon - I hope.

5 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

No my girls are laying quite well at the moment also.........hardly ever have to buy eggs.........

Lorraine said...

sounds like the girls are in a productive mood! .....feast or famine.....! Enjoy the baking day....my oven is broken so no baking going on here.....which is probably a good thing...I don't need to eat any home baked goodies!!

Victoria said...

I have this image of the movie Chicken Run in my head with you threatening the chooks into becoming pies. Those eggs look fabulous and make me want to bake, too! :)

Tanya said...

Glad to have you back. Wish I could buy some of your eggs. I always wonder what I'm getting at the supermarket.

Pen Pen said...

I'm reading a book about old fashioned kitchens and how they used up so many eggs. (lots of custards, angel food cakes, etc) I love your egg holder box.... so cute!