Yesterday, we had a bizarre weather day in Tonganoxie:
It snowed, and then rained, for almost two hours.
And as you see, everything is turning to sog.
One of us was smart, and stayed inside and took it easy.
This morning dawned sunny and chilly... it was in the upper twenties.
I knew I had let Abby out .... and I went back in to get a little bit more warm water for the ducks... and told Keith I did not know where she had gone, but I was going to look for her. Look what I saw when I went back out! She was down as far as she could go in the pasture... I had never seen her go so far.... she was having a good time exploring!
I wanted to show all of you some eggs that had just come in from the henhouses last night.
This is how eggs look "in the wild". If you have hens that have been scavenging around outside,
they are going to stomp all over the eggs and get them dirty. Some get VERY dirty.
They don't appear clean like the ones you get at the store (which are filthy when they are gathered, from
hens in tiny cages). This "wildness" makes some people afraid to eat "farm" eggs.
I have a hen in the henspa who has been breaking an eating an egg daily... I am not sure who it is... but the eggs in that nest become very sticky and soiled... and I have to use an abrasive tool to clean them thoroughly. Cleaning takes the protective cover off the eggs... but mine never sit more than a few days before going to the pantry. Two dozen are going to my sister-in-law this afternoon, in fact, when we go to pick up my eldest brother for the wake.
Since tomorrow we will be at the funeral early... I may not do a post.
Also... someone asked last night that we put a map of our place on the site... and we
are going to work on that tomorrow, after we get home.
29 days till spring!