Monday, September 21, 2009


Ladies and gentlemen, we have a ROOSTER!

I suspected this guy was not a hen! He's standing tall, tail up, long legs, and he struts his stuff, man! Well, this afternoon my speculations were confirmed!

I went outside to get something from the backyard and overheard a very horse "Cock-a-doodle-do!". hahaha The funniest thing! It's like he was practicing. As cute as it might be and all, I don't think the neighbors will appreciate waking up to HIM rather than their regular alarm clocks. After all, the rooster does not come with a SNOOZE button! hahaha

If no one complains, I'd really love to keep him!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Double the YUM!

Since our egg-laying hens seem to be getting better and better at...well...egg laying, haha
I have not had to buy eggs for weeks now! Woo Hoo!

Last night, I was prepping a Strata recipe, which apparently has to sit in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight, before you bake it (thank goodness I looked at the recipe, otherwise I'd have to invent dinner for tonight!).

The recipe called for 7 eggs, and since most of our eggs are still on the small side, my husband suggested I use 9. So I am taking the eggs out of the carton, one by one, cracking them into a mixing bowl, when I see a really BIG egg in there. Ooh! I figured I can use that one as the extra two I was going to put into the recipe.

Both Kevin and I looked at this egg in amazement! haha As if we have never seen one that big, when in fact, it's actually a NORMAL size egg for a full-grown chicken to lay. I crack the egg open and....

TWINS! hahaha Oh happy day! "Aren't you proud of our chickens?" my husband asks?
LOL, LOL!!! "I sure am, honey!"

Can't wait to taste this strata now!