Category / eggs

November 29, 2011
The big girls have resumed laying eggs. Over the past few months, I watched as the molting increased, the eggs slowly tapered off.  Up until last week, I was discovering two eggs per day. Then all of a sudden, yesterday the girls presented me with five. The most amazing thing is that two of them …

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November 1, 2011
Halloween preparations took up most of the day along with a few errands.  When I went to grab the kids a snack after school, I noticed that Tilly’s egg was shrouded by a dainty Silkie feather.  It was as though it had its own Halloween costume.  It was beautiful.  So pretty, that I snapped this …

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October 29, 2011
I was inspired last night to bake a quiche that had many flavors familiar with Mediterranean and Greek cooking.  Quiche are so incredibly versatile. Anyone can easily create their own.  The pie crust, eggs and milk are all necessary, the rest can be up to you.  Here is what my creativity blossomed into last night.  It was so good, …

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September 5, 2011
Dolly wants to escape.  She has become pretty brazen.  In the morning, now as fast as her little body can wattle into the coop, she now tries to make a mad dash for freedom out the open coop door.  This is so unlike her.  Not caring to snuggle, she means business.  I’ve racked my brain …

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September 3, 2011
As the fall ushers in cooler weather, I seem to return to baking.  I love the way it makes the house smell.  There is something about it that is entirely comforting.  Maybe it reminds me of apple picking season, carving pumpkins and raking leaves.  As my kids return to two peanut-free schools, lunch restrictions can …

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August 13, 2011
Lately, I do not know what has gotten into Sunshine.  She has single handedly taken it upon herself be the secret investigator and the police officer of Tilly’s Nest.  She is my pseudo rooster.  She sounds the alarm for the flock.  She inspects the nesting boxes frequently.  She counts the eggs and is protective of …

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August 11, 2011
One of the fantastic things about keeping backyard chickens is creating your own eggs.   Yes, by keeping backyard chickens, you are able to influence what goes into those eggs that your family consumes.  Backyard chickens’ eggs are known to healthier than those available in your local supermarket in a number of ways.  The cholesterol …

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August 9, 2011
Today I am heading down to Connecticut.  My grandfather passed away and as I am the only Granddaughter nearby,  my Dad asked if I would come down and help sort through my Grandparent’s belongings.  The home is a time capsule, it remains just as it did when I was a little girl.  The sights and smells …

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