Thursday, July 29, 2010

Announcing Our First Egg

We are thrilled to announce the historic arrival of the first egg to be laid at Meadowsweet Cottage!
At 6 o'clock this morning, one of the Blonde Bombshells proudly declared she had a surprise for us. (No rooster was ever louder than our hen laying her first egg!)

The nest box was empty so I thought I was mistaken about hearing an egg-laying bawk.  As I refilled the chicken feeder, I happened to glance up and realized the silly girl laid her egg on top of the coop!   Which of our four hens?  We suspect Norma Jean because her comb and wattle are largest and reddest.  Not because she's my favorite, not at all.

The egg is a lovely deep brown, very petite in size compared to our large store-bought eggs.
Do we scramble our petite beauty and divide it three ways for breakfast tomorrow?  Or do we wait for two more eggs to be delivered?

Proud chicken mama,

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  1. oohhhh! exciting! congratulations!

    I wouldn't be able to wait to scramble it! Then again, I wouldn't want to share it either... decisions, decisions!

  2. I am craving a fried egg sandwich please!!

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  3. Well congratulations!!! I know how you feel. My mom got a chicken house for Mothers day and she was just the way you are when she got her first egg. She has 4 hens and now we cannot eat them fast enough. Thanks for sharing. FYI... my mother gives them watermelon these hot days and they love it!!!

  4. Yahoo! I would be freaking out too if all of the sudden one of those popped out!!

    I am sure you will savor every bite...

    On another note Blue Ridge mentioned watermelon, the girls seem to like it but cantaloupe... get out of the way:)

  5. Congratulations, you're a grandmother!

  6. How exciting!!! Wait, you will soon have more!
    Hugs, Cindy S

  7. That is so cool! I wouldn't be able to wait. I would eat each one as they arrived so they are fresher than fresh! :)

  8. Oh, my goodness!! That is wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing!