Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tackle It Tuesday entry on C's Life


Today has been a busy day. I have had several vistors today at different times. Those ladies just don't know when it is the proper time to leave. Have you ever had vistors like that? They stay and stay and you feed them and give them drinks and they just don't leave. I did get a chance to sneak a picture of them. I am not sure I got their good side though.

I have 3 little hens that are on an egg laying frenzy! One laid 2 eggs in one day. This is very unusual! LOL Here is a picture of the eggs I have gotten since Saturday minus the ones we ate this morning. i can hear some of you asking what is the red stuff? It is blood. When a hen first starts laying eggs she will sometimes leave blood on the shell. I call them virgin egs. LOL. Sometimes there will be poop on the eggs. You have to check each egg to make sure there are no cracks in them. If there is,toss them. Best advice is to not wash the eggs until you are ready to use them. Washing removes stuff from the shell that keeps stuff from sneaking into the shell. Did you know that the eggs at the grocery store are unwashed? Have you ever seen poop on them?

I got started today on my little garden. Got the tiller out, checked the oil, poured fresh gas in it and pulled and pulled and pulled until it cranked. It took about 5 moinutes of pulling but I got it going! It sure did feel good working in my garden. It always makes me feel so good. Brook helped me out some too. I love it when she wants to help.


  1. I may never eat eggs again.  lol

  2. Lord only knows how many city folks you have turned off of eggs.

  3. Ouch!  Poor virgin layers.....we lost a hen once who couldn't pass her egg...they tried all kinds of things before she died.

  4. I did know that about not washing eggs -- but I have never seen a bloody egg.  GAG!!!!


  5. I never really seen them look bloody like that when I collected them for my grandma...may I just go lucky on those days..have seen the poop alittle but really not too much...I so feel sorry for that chicken brings back memories of having Trista..LOL..have a good week!  Hugs,TerryANn

  6. What kind of tiller do you have Celeste? Is it hard to handle? I know Broo was agreat little helper!
    love ya,

  7. WOW I love fresh eggs I buy mine straight from the farm.They are so good .I could eat eggs forever and a day I love them Celeste.Yes my FIL kept hens,so I do a little about them.The garden looks to be coming along fine and with the little helper thats good too.take care have a lovely day.God Bless lovely pictures.
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  8. You are making me jealous!  I can't wait to get out and start working in my flowers!  My mother used to raise chickens, so I've seen eggs from a new layer before.  Fresh eggs are the best, too!  Great pictures and a wonderful entry!

  9. Hi Celeste!

    This one was good!  I grew up on a farm where we had a little of everything.  I was more the inside helper, while my sister and brothers helped outside.  But I did do my share of gardening.  I've seen eggs in all shapes sizes and conditions.  I didn't know that they weren't washed when you get them in the store though!  That's interesting.  I just thought they missed a few!  lol  Wonder why they just couldn't break the egg the little chicken was trying to pass???

    Yes I agree, I bet you put city folk off eggs forever!!!  LOL

    I had to delete my journal because of non-compliance, and so far it won't let me back in to create a new one.  In fact, yours is the first journal I've been able to get into period.  And that's because I had you in my regular aol favorites place.

    Good Gardening, Your helper is sooo cute! :)

  10. those are some pretty ladies...lol
    My sister went away and left me with her chickens...lol
    I had plenty of poopy eggs.

  11. I loved your pictures. Can't wait to see how your garden looks as things grow.


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