Friday, November 14, 2008

Our Friday "manna"

I just got back from shutting in the sheep for the night and checking for eggs one last time. I didn't really expect any more, since Brian collected six earlier in the day, so I was delighted to see an intact #7 - the first time we've collected that many - sitting in a nest box. But it was not JUST an egg - it was another giant, double-yoked Welsie egg! Does that make today an eight-egg day? :-) Funny how none of the other hens, though all the same age (this spring's hatch), have given us any double-yokers. Anyway, it felt a bit like getting the special Friday blessing the Israelites got when collecting manna in the wilderness (see Exodus chapter 16).

Here is Welsie's special gift to us, along with the egg Tawnie was laying in the earlier post. (Note: I have LARGE hands; I wear a men's medium glove!)

That's it for now at . . .

6 comments:

Wrensong Farm said...

OWWWWW!!!! Poor Welsie!! (though I DO love those double yolkers!):)

bondbloke said...

That reminds me I need eggs!

I am working away at your problem, it wouldn't work for me either, so I figure there is something odd going on that needs a little investigation...

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, we raised chickens for 20+ years and never tired of the beauty of finding a bonus egg like that! They are beautiful! Congrats!

shadow mountain jacobs farm said...

Wow, that's a beautuful egg. HI Michelle, I'm new to your blog. I'd say that Welsie is a keeper. I will make sure I get some Welsummers next spring.

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

You lucky dog! Those are some nice eggs.

Right now my chickens aren't laying (molting time here I guess.)

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

white_lilly said...

Your bounty is bountiful! I was making a chocolate cake the other night and I needed more eggs so I ran out with a torch in a thunder storm to the chook pen to retrieve eggs the chooks weren't to happy but I made my cake :)
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Sue