Sunday, October 9, 2011

October 9, 2011

Thanks Wishingbee for the kick in the pants to get back here to post.  However, I can't say much is going on in the garden.  It is fall of course, and the summer heat killed all my tomatoes such that I only got a handful of each variety to use.  The good news is that our salads have been marvelous.  We've got lettuce (only Italienshier grew for me this fall, but it's good), spinach, and tomatoes.  If only I'd grown cukes this year, I'd have a perfect salad.  Oh, and I never have timed my salads right with my radishes, they've all gone to seed.  Shame, I do love a good radish.

Anyway, the girls are going strong, giving us 2-4 eggs a day, such that I gave a dozen to my folks and brother, since his chickens for some reason haven't started laying yet.  It's odd since they're the same breeds bought from the same store on the same day.  Very odd indeed.  Of course 5 days after I gave away two dozen eggs I had another dozen to use.  They're delicous but defnitely "large" variety eggs, unlike the extra large we get in the store.  Haven't had an opportunity to bake with them yet, but I'm a bit worried about a recipe calling for 1 extra large egg.  That we don't have. 

I've seen extra large eggs from so-called "Production Reds" that are a cross between production Leghorns and Rhode Island Reds.  According to my wife, they're not very cute, but who knows.  Something to consider next time.  I do like our birds though. They're cute, a bit loud, and friendly.  About the only thing they don't do is use the roost.  Oh well, no biggie.

So, I hope you all have an "EGGstremely" good weekend!


  1. How awesome! I love that you're getting all the eggs. Very cool.

  2. Wow, those are some gorgeous eggs! Looks like your chickens are doing great. Weird about your brother's hens. I hope they figure out what to do soon for him. That has to be a bit frustrating.

    I grew up in a egg-free household (my mother was allergic)and she is a phenomenal baker, and adapted most recipes (obviously not souffles and such) with about a tablespoon of milk in lieu of an egg. You could always try to use your smaller eggs and add just a little milk to make up the difference. Just a thought! Bet whatever you make with those will be amazing though.

  3. What beautiful eggs your girls are laying! It is strange that yours are laying and his are not.

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  4. The recipes will work just fine with the large versus extra large eggs. Use em and enjoy!