Sunday, June 20

Wow!



Noise proves nothing.
Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

Mark Twain

My day always starts with letting the hens out of their hut. I usually do not open the door until 9am. By this time there are usually a couple of eggs in the nesting box and as the day progresses from time to time I see the odd hen making her way back to the hut to will find a space, snuggle down and lay an egg! The hens have preferences for when they lay their eggs, Bev the black one prefers late afternoon whilst the Brown ones, Olwyn and Mabel are definitely keen to lay first thing! I know this information by the colour of the eggs!

I find the hens fascinating to observe and their little faces peeping through the kitchen patio door always makes me smile. This was the case today and indeed it was just what I needed!

Having hens ensures we have a regular supply of eggs. All our hens lay so we get 6 eggs every day! When I went to collect the eggs I was surprised to say the least to find somebody had delivered a HUGE egg! Now........question is will it be a double yoke? What do you think?


One Egg = One Day by Fran Crawford

I have a picture of an egg
Painted by a friend
It's what I see to start each day
Hanging there at my bed's end

A day is like an egg, you know
Self-contained within its shell
Filled with energy and purpose
And yet remains so very frail

To free the many options here
A crack is all it takes
The shell turns loose potential
Like the dawn as each day breaks

The fate of either is our choice
The egg ...to hatch ...or boil ...or fry
The day ...to fill with worthwhile tasks
Or just enjoy as life goes by

All of our days, as all of our eggs
Are ours to use, but listen, folks
Beware of how you handle them
Some of them have double yolks!


This was MY World Today! What was yours like?
It is also my contribution for ABC Wednesday!

69 comments:

  1. Yes, Denise, I guess it will be a double-yoker. We occasionally get a large egg and they almost always have two yolks. Wondered whether you would come our way today to see the Beamish cars and motor bikes on their run through Bainbridge.

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  2. Oh it has to be a double yoked one! I'm wondering where the little yello/green one came from.

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  3. Weaver -
    Yesterday was my birthday bash so we didn't go far today but we will catch up with you this summer.

    Chris=
    That is Bev's, the little black hen!

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  4. Wow! That is for sure!!! I think it is a double yolk too. Goodness, that one must have hurt!

    You'll have to let us know if it was a double yolk :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Hope your family's father's day was an awesome one :o)
    Still trying to get to more "V" posts!

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  5. It's the seam across the middle that makes me wonder what that hen was doing! :)

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  6. I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow, and I’m glad I did. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become a follower as well.

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  7. PS&S
    I will certainly let you know!

    tpals
    Yes that intrigued us too! Wonder why? Did she pause do you think?

    covnitkepr1
    Why thank you! Always nice to meet another face!

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  8. Is that for real? There seems to be a line around it - do you think that 2 eggs joined together on the way through her system?

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  9. Rock Chef

    yes it is definately for real and yes I did see the line - just must be a freak of nature me thinks!

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  10. Oooh, that just MUST have hurt her! I still chuckle over the eggs you don't find, that you told me end up as chicks!

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  11. Shrinky,

    Oh yes the memories of the lost eggs still haunts us - now we just have the 6 hens and no cockerell so there will be no chicks - mind you there are a couple of neighbouring cockerells and i do notice a glint in the gals eyes when they hear a crow so I am on guard to ensure they remain well within the boundry of the Nesbitt household!

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  12. Hi Denise~ So nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by my blog. To see eggs like this on the first time I visit your blog is perfect! My pullets have not started to lay yet, but I sure hope I get 6 eggs a day soon too! lol And the big one... oh my, it sure looks like it could hold two yolks, so my guess is yes too. xxVicki

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  13. Vicki

    Yes it was indeed a double yoke! lol!

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  14. My eldest son keeps hens and some of their eggs have been H.U.G.E.!

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  15. Akelamula

    We have had the hens for nearly a year now - this is the second double yoker we have had, but definately the biggest to date!

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  16. Wow! that is a BIG egg! Reminds me of when I was a child, I got two chickens for Easter and when they were grown they had a nest under my bedroom window and every day the presented me with two eggs. I thought they were the best friends you could have! Great look at your world, Denise! Enjoy your week1

    Sylvia

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  17. Whoa! That's one BIG egg! So, was it a double yoke? And which one lays the green eggs?

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  18. did you solve the mystery of who laid the huge egg? it's cool that you raise your own chickens. i'd like to do that too someday.

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  19. Hi Denise! Thanks for stopping by & making a comment on my blog. It was nice to have you visit & comment. In fact it made my day today! your blog is lovely. It also makes me hungry. The potatoe recipes are inviting.

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  20. Sylvia

    - thanks so much! Yes I am on track for a good week despite a blow from a person I regarded as a friend - but who obviously is not!

    Leslie
    Yes twas a double yoke! I ate it for lunch! lol!


    ewok
    have suspicions - I THINK it is either Eva or May but then again it could be Olwyn or mabel - definately not Bev or margie!

    Becky
    Hmmmmm potato recipes are wonderful! I noticed our spring onions are blooming so a good potato sald is on the cards! Enjoy!

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  21. I liked everything about your post - the photo of your eggs, the story to go with it, and the poem/analogy. I'd love to see a photo of the chickens peeping in your kitchen door! Glad you got the prize of a double yolk!

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  22. That is an unusual egg with it's size and that strange line!

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  23. Mrs.N: That does look like a monster egg, an omlett all by itself.

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  24. That was interesting, staying in a city for most part of my life, I am deprived of watching such joyous events of life.
    Great pic. :)

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  25. I wonder if the mother hen made a lot of noise while laying that big egg. When I was a kid helping my grandma with her brood of chickens, I remember the hen will be very noisy whenever she has an egg to lay, so we'll know which one is about to deliver.

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  26. My goodness, what a huge egg..Wow is right. I think it will be double yolked too.
    Love the poem about life and the egg. Great symbolism.
    I posted my W --ABC post early too. This week is too crazy so its now or never..

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  27. I would too if I am allowed to sing out if I have laid an egg. It is painful to have such a big egg pass through your system, espcially that giant egg of you.

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  28. I see an omelet in your future. :-) My favorite meal, by the way, with cheddar cheese, mushrooms, green, red and yellow sweet peppers and onions.

    Yum!!!

    That is one big egg...!

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  29. So many eggs and all so different. That big one is like 2 eggers.

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  30. For me eggs always come from the market! Thanks for reminding me that it is not really the case :D

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  31. Who knows, at that size it could be a triple yolker! The denizens of the fowlyard are not only sooo soothing and beneficial to the occasional rise in blood pressure.

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  32. That is a huge egg, could it fit even into an egg carton.

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  33. Hhhhmmm fresh eggs from own hens ! what a dream !
    The eggs I ate in Morocco were so good and fresh and the shell so hard that I once took a raw egg instead of a boiled one and when my friend cracked it she got the whole content in her face, lol !

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  34. Love the poem! As you know I have hens on the farm (all Isa Browns), currently there are 39 clucking about everywhere. I sell the free range eggs they give me, usually about 14 a day at the moment, but had 2 pullets this morning so it looks like the amount of eggs will start to increase. They are fascinating birds and definitely have a very intelligent mind of their own!

    CJ xx

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  35. I used to have hens when I lived in Belgium. My kids loved to go get the eggs. What a huge egg. The hen must have cackled twice as loud as usual :-))

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  36. You haven't been visited by an ostrich or that famous Australian bird with a 3-letter name beloved by all X-word puzzlers?

    An omelette in all but name :-)

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  37. I love your post on the big egg. I only wish I could go outside and pick up eggs. I love fresh eggs. You can't buy that flavor. I love painted eggs too. Maybe I should paint one to hang in my kitchen. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be there for the letter W....only a bit earlier this time.

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  38. And double Wow!! huge egg, and how wonderful to be able to have truly fresh eggs for breakfast. Have a wonderful week!

    ABC-Wednesday:W

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  39. Wow Denise...What a whopper.
    You didn't say how you cooked it; I love eggs and wish I could keep hens, but don't think it would be wise where I live!
    BTW, I loved your pictures of Port Erin, we've haad so many holidays there when the 'girls' were little.

    Di.xx

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  40. It's almost incredible that a small animal like a hen should lay such a huge egg! In New Zealand we saw that the tiny kiwi lays eggs almost just as big as the bird itself. Unbelievable!!

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  41. I wonder if delivering that big egg hurt, or whether some other creature creeped in and delivered it in their stead.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  42. Wow, that's big!! If it's not a double yolker, you might want to check your hens, and see if one of them is a goose. ;-)

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  43. I can definately say it was a double yoker - I had it on some toast, poached! Awesome!

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  44. I am going to guess it is a single yoke...just because a double seems so obvious. I believe in "murphy's law," I guess.

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  45. Ahhh...now I just read your comment above mine! I lost this one!

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  46. I'm guessing it's double yolks. I liked your description of how you determine which hen laid which egg, and I love the hens' names--so cute. Great egg poem, too.

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  47. The Instant Mobile Printer was from Amazon and cost £21 - worth every penny.

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  48. Mrs. Nesbitt, thanks for visiting my "My World" post. Thank you for telling me about your chickens and their eggs. It is something I didn't know about, and now I do. A pleasure! :)

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  49. It sure didn't look like a hen egg! If left, would there have been twin chicks? The poem was lovely. I really like it.

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  50. You can't beat eggs for breakfast - boiled or fried only. Scrambled etc. for later in the day.

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  51. A lot of people near us keep chickens and ducks so we have a choice of fresh laid eggs.

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  52. I don't know as I would say they made me smile that often!lol
    We had 20 at a time and we always had fresh eggs. But I also had scars on my hands from trying to reach in and get eggs!
    I was often surprised by the size of some eggs. Nothing like fresh eggs tho.
    Great post! Took me back in time!
    Have a great week!

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  53. Amazing variance in the eggs - I've never raised chickens but one of my kids is getting excited about trying.

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  54. Are you sure you haven't a goose hanging about?

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  55. Double yoke.... that is too funny!!!

    I bet it is amazing watching the hens - I am seriously soo jealous:-)

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  56. Lucky you to have fresh supply of eggs, I have to go to the store to buy them!

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  57. Oh my word!
    Like the quote about the noise too, so true!!
    Sarah x

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  58. Cute poem and great photo.

    On behalf of the ABC Wed. team, thanks for participating.

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  59. What a neat, fun little rhyme! I love it!

    And 'Wow' indeed - that is a monster egg. Definitely an 'asteroid'! Poor hen. LOL!

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  60. Poor hen that layed that egg! lol

    I love eggs... You're lucky to have them fresh from your yard! :o)

    Kisses from Nydia.

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  61. Thank you for visiting Oakland Daily Photo and leaving a comment. Lately, I've been thinking about getting a couple of chickens. We live in a very urban area and have only a teeny tiny back yard. So it is fortuitous that your blog has found me so I can learn from your experiences.

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  62. You are so very lucky to have those lovely ladies laying eggs for you each day. xoxo Hugs for a good day!

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  63. Hello Mrs Nesbitt...thank you for visiting, nice to meet you!!! What a whopper of an egg...its a beauty!!!

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  64. Wow is right. The photo showing its disproportion to the others is great.

    The poem you posted is one I've never seen before. It's wonderful.

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  65. thank you so much for your visit and comment...I’ve been to the Isle of Man. I have a friend there.

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  66. That thing is huge! It can't have been comfortable to lay.

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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