Good Heavens! Can you believe it is nye end of March already? Almanac says Spring is upon us, but with our huge snow yesterday, I had my doubts.....at least until I went out to feed and gather the eggs this morning! Just Look at all the beautiful colors! Who needs to buy egg colors at the store, when Nature has provided us such pretties. We have too many girls to count around here....always plenty of eggs! Our Rhode Island Reds & Plymouth Rock's lay the brown ones~ dark & light, and some with speckles....The Arricaunas lay the pretty light blue ones, the 2 bright white ones are duck, and the wee little army green ones are pheasant eggs
Here is an Arricauna egg & one of the pheasant eggs~ see how small they are~ so cute!
My little girl just started laying this past week~ she will be a year old in June~ we dont eat the pheasant we keep, just like having them around, they are sooo beautiful, and greet me with a loud screech when I go out in the mornings
Here are some of the duck eggs~ they are so heavy and big. You can tell a duck egg just by holding it in your hand~ the shell is so soft~ smooth as a baby's bottom! The egg on the right is from a white Peking, and on the left is from a Mallard..you can certainly tell the domesticated egg form the wild one. Duck eggs are used just like chicken eggs, but in particular, they are Heavenly for baking~ you wont make any better cakes and cookies than if you use duck eggs. mmmmmmmmmm
I love eggs~ and every now and again I will find a treasure after a wind storm~ blown out of a tree~ like this little wee weensie thing I found last year~ well, no I didn't find it! My son Josh was out and about and found it in the field~ came running in with 2 of them. I have no idea what bird they come from, but aren't they just precious? shown here with a brown chicken egg and green pheasant egg. I think they all together make the perfect basket of Easter eggs, don't you?