Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eggs

It's happened. The chickens have started laying eggs. This is a little earlier then we expected but there is a little story behind that. About a month ago we had six chickens eaten in the middle of the night. It was a very sad experience for some of us. Of course, this did not include any of the three full size roosters. So that put us down to about six laying hens. For some of you, you might think this would be plenty for us. But it's not! So Adam went and bought six adolescent hens. So no one needs to fret we will still have about twelve layers. Anyway, last Saturday we had our first four eggs. They are still small (eggs will get bigger in the next month as the hens finish growing) so I also made some of the store bought eggs so that we could have a little taste test. And let me tell you, they are better. Really, our fresh eggs did taste really good. So for those of you that are planning on buying eggs from us get ready.
Micah loves going to collect the eggs with daddy. He carries them back in his hands and so far he has only dropped one. When they come inside we always count them. For some reason he likes the number six but we haven't collect six eggs yet. Six is always somewhere in there when we are counting though.

5 comments:

Christa said...

Hip, hip, hooray!

JHRME said...

Haha How funny! Im interested in the taste test as well. It sounds like an event! I also love that he throws in 6. Wherever. Way to break the mold.

Lee said...

Four eggs today, one was pretty big. Micah was not that interested in helping, but still wanted to count them with Jill when we got back to the house.

We have heard that the taste difference can be a very noticeable after about 6 months of fresh eggs from home. Looking forward to next week when their food changes to include "scratch" which has cracked corn and other good stuff.

Jenny said...

My nephew is just so stinking cute!! And smart...he can count to 6 at 2 years old....who cares about order anyways!! :)

Aunt Suzie said...

You're right Jenny, he is also my cutest nephew! He is so cute!