While it’s by no means as big as this monster, we found quite a surprise in the nest box after church today.
Nudge, our Auracana, usually lays a large to extra-large sized egg (the pale green one in the middle (it looks a bit washed out in this shot)),Â compared to our Australorps that lay medium-large eggs.Â However, today Little Hen found that she had left us one the size of a duck egg (far right)!
And just because – to finish up, here are some photos of the chickens that Little Hen took yesterday (our first sunny day in a LONG time.)
Plucky, Sara, and Nudge soaking up some sunshine
Me, holding Plucky.
A rare shot of the Speckled Sussex chicks – they love to be held, but are difficult to photograph, because they are fast.Â We finally named them this week (now that we can tell them apart) – Sugarplum (looking at the camera), Kate (eating a cherry), and Bolt (in the background, who, as her name suggests, is super fast).
And with that, we’re going to take it easy and get some real rest for the remainder of our Sunday.Â After a crazy day crammed with hours and hours of yardwork yesterday, the rain today is almost welcome, because it’s forced us to stay in this afternoon.Â I think my husband is doing to finish reading Skulduggery Pleasant aloud to us (while I get some knitting done for friends’ upcoming baby showers!), and then we’re going to make some homemade pizza for dinner.Â And totally avoid all housework until tomorrow.
Wishing you peace and relaxation…