Wow. My hens are tremendous and I love them all! Today was a 9 egg day. Yesterday was miserable with cold winds and snow and general winter unpleasantness. I felt sure that today would be a bad egg day as a result. I was so wrong. I have no idea what the hens were celebrating, but I feel sure they must have been well pleased with something to give me 3 more eggs than my best egg day, and 4 more eggs than my usual egg days of late. I just want to go give every hen a little cuddly squeeze of thanks. They would probably be less delighted with that than I would be, so I shall leave them to their roosting.
Here is a picture of today's eggs. I set them in this lovely asparagus dish that I found on our summer vacation in North Carolina. I'm not a huge fan of antique shops, but Kelly loves to look for old tools, so I prowl around in a sort of grumpy manner saying to myself "Now why would anybody want to buy that thing?" when I look at some of the items. I should not be so harsh, I know, but some of the items for sale really make me wonder. Anyway, in one of the antique shops we stopped in, while Kelly was ogling wood planes in a locked cabinet, I found this rather quirky dish for $12, so I bought it. I have no idea if it is antique or not, but I do love asparagus, and the texture of the dish delighted me. I'm sure somebody will read this post and say "Now why did she want to buy that thing?!" There is a wee bit of shine to the eggs because they were cold when I brought them inside, so they had a bit of condensation develop on them. I wiped them with a paper towel but they persisted in being shiny! Two blue eggs! Hooray!
In addition, I was remiss yesterday, because I did not fully show the extent of the tractor. Please note that I am now rectifying that error. Here is the front snow plow part. I find it large and intimidating but Kelly is very excited about it. I am excited about the job it will do in clearing the driveway. Maybe that is what the hens were celebrating!