And my new chickens are amazing! Would you look at this egg I got the other day?? It's twice the size of the others. When I held it as I walked back to the house my hand couldn't believe it. My hand was actually perplexed. It's nerve endings were saying: does not compute (say that in robot talk). I haven't eaten it yet. Wonder if its a double yolk?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Spring and the Big Egg
We had a couple of really beautiful days, pictured above, but now it's raining, which I don't entirely mind. It's bringing lots of goodies out of the ground. Like the row of red and green rhubarb pushing itself up out of the ground, and the strawberry patch, perfectly placed just south of it, is going all green lifting itself above its straw blanket. The butterfly bush is leafing out and the forsythia is just now blooming. Tulips, crocus, yarrow, echinacea, sundrops, foxglove, chives, iris, bee balm are all out of the ground. When that happens, I do not mind the rain one drop. I've got seeds on the way from the Hudson Valley Seed Library. I'm just itching to get them! And of course, like every year, I have to reign myself in from getting way more than I can grow. I have a new bed, and two more on the way, and soil to order and manure to spread. Whew. I love spring.