EGGcellent!!!


I was going to do a post on the garlic coming up in the garden..how exciting this was!  
A sign of Spring! 
Ahh, the dew drops. 
You know, that sort of thing..but then
something happened.


It was just a regular day. 
We'd had breakfast, planned out our day and then, I went to let the ducks out.
And this is where things changed in my life forever.


There it was. 
Very unexpected.  Very hard to see.
Dropped on the middle of the floor like a bad penny.
An egg. 
Our first egg from the ducks.
My first egg ever on my own farm.
I wasn't eggspecting this sort of thing till Spring!


I don't know who laid this egg. 
Mabel?  Olive??  We know it wasn't Poppy. 
They aren't talking.

 

 I have my suspicions.  Olive seemed particularly proud today.
Maybe she feels like I do after I loose three pounds during hot yoga.
I have to say, I was torn between eggcitement and being a tiny bit grossed out.


But, I got over that.


And I have to say..it was an eggcellent fried egg sandwich.

28 comments:

Edin's House said...

What a lovely and scrumptious spring gift Olive has given you! There's nothing like farm-fresh eggs!!
Wish we were seeing you on the 5th - but perhaps the next meet-up!!
Victoria

Cathy said...

Yummy! Congratulations on your first egg from your darling ducks! I bought some last summer from one of our farmer's market vendors and they are so much richer than chicken eggs.

All That Jazz said...

Wait, this may be a silly comment, but I did not know you could eat duck eggs?? What planet have I been on? ;-) Do they taste the same as chicken eggs (I am assuming they are bigger?)
I love fried egg sandwiches! In fact I'm low on groceries but have eggs and bread so that is what I'm making for my lunch at work tomorrow!!
~michelle~

Roseanna said...

Oh, how wonderful...someday soon I hope to have my own!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Our neighbours in the city have Muscovy ducks...I don't know much about ducks but I love their quacking...and great that you have fresh eggs.

Missing Goat said...

Ducks are the same as chickens – you get an egg a day. I was told they would be larger, but the egg I found today, was the same size as the ones in my fridge – so maybe there is a momentum to build upon? Everyone also says they are fabulous to bake with as they are larger and richer. When I get more than one, I’ll test this out.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Isn't that exciting! There's nothing like fresh eggs! Hopefully you'll see some more real soon!

nesting journal said...

i think it was olive. she looks suspect!

Silver Lining Decor said...

How cute! And how exciting! I can't believe you got an egg so soon! I'm also shocked that you've got things growing already; it;s about 30 degrees and snowing here right now!

La La's Land said...

Congratulations on your... well the mystery ducks egg! I too love a good fried egg sannie. mmmmmm.

Mallory said...

How exciting! Aren't ducks the best? The other day I was walking up the steps onto my porch and glanced at the bushes that line the porch and saw a huge duck egg underneath. Once I looked closer, I realized one of my ducks had laid a clutch of 7 eggs and had them all covered with random objects, except the one I saw. That little stinker! I always wondered why she was under those bushes throughout the day. Turns out she was being a busy little lady! Enjoy your duck eggs!

Razmataz said...

Isn't those small and unexpected things that give us such a lift. How thrilling to find your gift this morning.

Allison @ Novice Life said...

Too funny -- I must admit I think I would be the same way at first...a tad grossed out! But hubby and I plan to add some hens for eggs on our farm. It is true...farm fresh eggs just don't compare to the ones you get at the store!

Lauri Shillings said...

Chickens when they first start laying usually lay a smaller sized egg for a while, called "Pullet" sized eggs. My hens did for about a month or so, then graduated to full size. I'm sure that when those ducky gals get the hang of it, they will also lay a larger egg with time.
Enjoy!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Isn't it, like, the COOLEST feeling to know you can sustain yourself from your farm efforts? I love that feeling.

Ana Degenaar said...

This looks so amazing! I love everything about this post.
xx

kaye i. said...

Bahaha that's great!!! Congrats! I can feel how eggstatic you all are! LOL.

Southern Lady said...

How eggciting! I know you will enjoy the many eggs to come! Carla

Queenplinker said...

I agree, farm fresh is sooo much different then store bought. Sometimes I have to make adjustments. A recent buttercream icing turned bright orange because my yolks are so dark. And any cheese I make requires a sniff and suspecting stare before I'll bite into it.lol

Congrats on Olive becoming a woman (and unborn child eaten) today ...sorry, couldn't resist :0)

Lynea

Natasha said...

Exciting yes! Garlic and duck egg, lucky you! And I love your duckies :) Fried egg sandwich looks so delicious, and how special :) I can't wait until we get our first signs of Spring over here.
Have a great weekend!
Natasha xx

simpledaisy said...

Yeah for your first egg!!! That is so cool:):) And it looks delicious!

The enchanted home said...

Looove this post, the pictures made me feel like I was there. How eggciting to find the egg! I bet it was yummy and to see that first tiny sign of spring gave me hope that I will not be buried in 19 inches of snow forever:) Thanks!

Pinecone Camp said...

Well, that must have been a huge surprise! I was happy to hold one of them yesterday, so thanks for that! I'm still squeamish about eggs, but maybe one day I'll get over it. Though after your chat about fertilizing a duck egg, I'm not so sure. ;)

Kathryn Ray said...

Eggciting and yummy. Great photos too.

red ticking said...

it all looks amazing... and i am sure it tasted amazing...
happy weekend sweet friend... xx

Iniyaal said...

How exciting! I have heard of duck eggs, but have not seen them before. Indian farms have more of hens. Though some farm owners are now going for Emu birds.
Olive sure looks excited and proud! Hope she soon starts laying larger eggs, because I would love to see a photo of the actual sized duck eggs :)

beyondhiphop said...

mmmm eggs <3

Rosie said...

Oh Heather...
Only you could start a post out with an "Ode to Spring"...and end it with a toasted egg sandwich...such talent...so funny :) Rosie