Another Year Gone By--
Happy Birthday.... me
Attempting the impossible....
And for my mom and all of her teacher friends (for whom my one homemade egg sparked a multitude of questions), I took a photo of my backyard egg side by side with a week or so old organic egg from the grocery store.
(Grocery store on left, Backyard on right)
The only difference I can see is that the white of the egg is clear in my fresh egg, and cloudy in the other (though this is probably due to age), and though by backyard egg is smaller, the yolk is bigger. I'd like to compare it to a non-organic, non-freerange egg to check the difference in yolk color, but that would require buying gross eggs, so it probably won't happen...
On another note, these photos suck, even though I got a super fancy pants new camera for Christmas, but have unfortunately misplaced the charging cord..... so I was relegated to the crappiness of my camera phone.
First, my illustrious hens decided to ring in the new year in the RIGHT way, by finally laying their first egg!!!! We're hoping it's the first of many, and I'm looking forward to finally enjoying some fresh omlettes.
Undoubtedly, the reason they have finally started laying is the fact that we're looking for new homes for them. Surprisingly this is not due to their egg-less-ness (we would love them if they NEVER laid eggs!) but due to the fact that we're moving-- again-- back to California. Not to the city, however. This time we're moving out to the sticks to a beautiful little town in the southern Sierras. It's farming land, there's apple orchards and people riding horses on the side of the road, goats, sheep, chickens and turkeys in people's yards; it's the next step in our journey towards a simpler life. The hubby got a job designing spaceships out in the desert, and the dogs and I are tagging along for the ride. I will be going into temporary retirement for a couple of reasons. One, the distinct lack of architecture firms in a town of 5,000, and two, the most exciting news of 2007 (besides the egg, of course), we're having a baby.....
So there ya go! Might be late in posting, but chock full of information!
So, not unlike 2006, (in which we moved 1,300 miles, got married, aquired our first farm animals, and created a garden out of a wasteland) 2007 is looking like it's gonna be a wild ride (in which we move 1,500 miles, add a member of the family, aquire MORE farm animals, and go on further adventures).