Sunday, March 13, 2011

Clean green egg

Yesterday was our first "half-dozen" day - after I found #6, a green egg, out in the chicken yarn. It was a wonder I noticed it at all, completely covered in mud as it was. Green egg #1 was laid on the henhouse floor. Obviously someone (I suspect Muffy from her darker comb) hasn't figured out what the nest boxes are for!

Until today. I just did a "pregnant lady" check and collected eggs on the way back to the house, and was delighted to find a clean green egg in a nest box. (The others were in the nest boxes, too; everyone has muddy feet.)

It has been a very rainy, windy day - just the sort of weather to induce lambing, or so I hoped. The window for Barish-sired lambs is inching away, but neither Annabelle nor Bronwen look any closer to lambing than they have for a week. Annabelle's belly looks like it could be holding twins; please, oh please let it be twin katmoget ewe lambs. Barrister has only served to whet my appetite for more cunning kats - and the little jumping bean needs some playmates!

Not giving up hope yet at . . .

6 comments:

Leigh said...

May your lambs be as you hope for! The green egg is lovely, but the others, oh my. A definite downside of mud.

Tiggeriffic said...

When I was young and lived at home I was in charge of gathering eggs, cleaning the chicken house out and taking care of feeding those lovely chickens > I loved them so ~ But I loved the green eggs.. I thought they were the best. I read somewhere that you don't wash eggs until ready to use.. Boy those are really muddy eggs.. Have a great and tiggeriffic day from Iowa:)

Tina T-P said...

I don't know how those girls can get those eggs SOOOOO dirty! But you're getting some beauties - Congrats on the new lamb - he's a cutie! T.

Theresa said...

Oh here's hoping you get your lamb wish! So, did you have green eggs and ham? ;)

Karen B. said...

Such a pretty green egg. I hope you'll post more egg pictures sometime. Something so mesmerizing about eggs!

arachnedefiant said...

I've got my fingers crossed for a double order of katmogets. :-)
@Theresa - HILARIOUS.