We've got eggs. Or, more appropriately.......WE'VE GOT EGGS!
Ruby, one of my barred rock hens, started laying this week. Might as well have opened the nesting box and found a watermelon-sized diamond in there. I ran screaming into the house, calling my big girl outside to witness the miracle upon miracles.....EGG! EGG! EEEGGGG!
I don't think I've been this excited since I brought the lil' girls home from that big farm store.
Obligatory my-girl's-egg-is-healthier-than-your-store's-egg shot:
Deep yellow yolks indicate I'm essentially the best chicken farmer this side of the Mississippi.
I feel incredible. It's funny - this whole homesteading wanna-be thing has shown me just how excited I can get about things I never thought twice about before. Eggs. Popping out of chicken butts. Awesome.
So apologies for the short post, but I gotta boogie. Off this weekend to the Mother Earth News Fair in Wisconsin.
Heading up there with my big girl and my mama....we're staying in a barn hostel....on an organic farm. Yep, I might just be peein' my pants right now.
I'm bringing one of my favorite books (Folks, This Ain't Normal) written by one of my favorite people (Joel Salatin) and hoping I don't have to knock anyone out in the book signing line. I can practically hear the pen as he puts his signature right on the first page. Obviously freaking out just sitting here typing about how I'm thinking about meeting him. Sure I'm going to ooze sophistication and style once I get there and actually have to speak to him. Don't worry. I'll report back next week on how it all goes down.
Going to be an incredible weekend :) Enjoy the day everyone and thank you, as always, for reading :)