25 September 2009

Cracking

It's probably going to sound silly, but I was a little nervous about breaking open the first eggs from our hen(s). We had three eggs in three days: all laid in different nest boxes (there are only four to choose from). I don't know if these were all from one doughty hen or from three separate birds.

Today I plucked (ooh, sorry) up the the courage to crack the eggs. No unpleasant surprises inside them and everything you hear about the colour of free-ranging hens' eggs seems to be borne out. The picture shows the three eggs from our hens (or hen) and a shop-bought supposedly-free-range one on the left.

4 comments:

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

As i imagined, the color of free bird egg yolk is always rich, dense and beautiful. It sure tastes nice.... ~bangchik

Catalina said...

Congrats on the eggs!
They look great!
Loved your "plucked" up the courage pun!

joey said...

Wishing you well and good luck in your new life ... delighted to visit.

Sue Swift said...

Don't know exactly why you were scared - but I'd have been terrified to see a half-formed and dying embryo staring up at me. I'm getting to the point where i even feel bad about eating vegetables ...