14/52: Eggs and Wildflowers

Tuesday, April 9, 2019



Well, it would seem last week was not much of a photo week! It was also a remarkably fussy week for Lucy, so that's probably why I didn't take many pictures...

With the spring comes an abundance of eggs, and we have stacks and stacks of cartons in the kitchen waiting for me to have time to wash them. Every once in a while I get some done! But with the chickens laying 2-3 dozen a day, if I miss a day (which happens frequently), the eggs just pile up. Luckily I have helpers who will at least put the dirty ones in cartons for me, and even Edith almost never cracks any!

The table is constantly littered with various wildflower bouquets (and some cultivated blooms as well), mostly from Mary Claire, who doesn't let a day go by without bringing in a new bouquet. We have a Virginia wildflowers book that we use as our reference, but there are still some flowers that we've never managed to identify, even with the internet helping us! Edith set herself up in the driveway with the book and her beloved bunnies (which go everywhere with her these days) and insisted on "reading" it to them, especially the PINK flowers.

8 comments:

  1. I wished we lived closer to buy up your eggs. We used a dozen in a day and a half this weekend!

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    1. If I had the energy to make eggs every day we'd go through them a lot faster! Scrambling eggs takes at least 2 dozen to satisfy everyone ;)

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  2. Well now you’re just rubbing my lack of chickens in 😂

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    1. I mean, you have to get them now, if only just so you can use their feathers in handcrafts 😂

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  3. Ahhh it is great when the hens start back at it with earnest after the dark winter. We are thrilled to be getting 8-10eggs a day!!! The lilacs will be blooming soon and the scent will fill the air, bliss!!! Hopefully the last big rain hasn't ruined our apple and plum blossoms.

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    1. We had late frosts the last couple years that ruined fruit crops, but this year's weather looks promising!

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