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Friday, 4 March 2011

Normal service has resumed

In answer to your queries about Ginger Spice's miniature egg . . .


. . . it was indeed small but perfectly in proportion! It is now in a panettone bread and butter pudding which is baking in the oven as I type this.

And here's a reason to be cheerful – when I returned from viewing the lots at Willingham Auctions (more about that after tomorrow!) This is what was in the nest box . . .


. . . one full size egg from each of my hens – I bet Tarragon was exhausted with all that "she's laid and egg" announcing he had to do today!

Celia
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13 comments:

  1. hoorah for the Magic Chickens!!... good ol Ginger... gawd bless her x

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  2. Hoiw exciting- better than a golden one!

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  3. I notice that you use shredded paper for the nesting boxes. I tried that, but the paper stuck to the eggs (they are a bit damp when they come out.) You don't have that problem?

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  4. The yolks are so orange. YUM!! There is nothing like a fresh egg.

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  5. OoOoo fresh eggs are the bees knees!!! I do so need to get my bum into gear and get some chooks! Ionwen XXX

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  6. Oh Celia, thank you for this update about what's inside tinier eggs. And, how wonderful to know that production is continuing.

    Bet that pannetone was delicious, and that it's all disappeared by now.

    xo

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  7. Hurrah for those chickens and their perfect looking eggs :)

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  8. good for ginger! poor tarragon--a roosters' work is never done ;)

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  9. panettone bread and butter pudding - now there's a thought .....

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  10. very nice eggs. our new ex-battery girls have now started laying randomly around the yard. i'm sure we will get there in the end.
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  11. Mmmmm... panatonne bread and butter pudding! I fancy that!

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  12. Thank you Dom!

    Hi Mother of purl - absolutely!

    Hi Terry - good point. Yes the paper does sometimes stick to the eggshells, but if I leave the eggs in the nest so they are completely dry, the paper just falls off.

    Hi FBMKW - the yolks are orange because our hens eat fresh green grass.

    Hi Ionwen - they are indeed the bees knees!

    Hi Frances - yes the pannetone was yummy!

    Thank you Vintage Vicki

    Hi Petoskystone - Tarragon is endlessly busy - it's exhausting watching him!

    Hi Chrissie - I can also recommend Hot Cross Bun B&B pud ;-)

    Hi Organic Slice of life - I'd try to encourage them to use the nest boxes - maybe leave an egg in he nest so they see it there.

    Hi Gina - pannetone B&B pud is highly recommended and so easy to make (and to eat!)


    Celia
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  13. Now that is a sight I love, one of those little pick me ups when the rest of the day is going downhill :)

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