eggs, eggs and more eggs

so, the compost bucket was full and i asked seamus to take it out this morning. he whined a bit about it and geoffrey said he would help him. the next thing i know geoffrey asked me to come join them. in the corner of the yard near the compost bin was a big pile of eggs!!

go ahead…take a guess how many eggs are in there.

are you guessing?

geoffrey thought there was dozen.


there was more!

there were 19 eggs in that nice little pile!


do you know what we could have done with those 19 eggs?? sigh…

when we were having that cold snap…that freezing cold snap, we weren’t getting many eggs. we thought it had to do with the weather. but, we also rearranged the coop and nesting box. they say if you fool around with the nesting box it’ll mess with the chickens and their egg production. it sure did. they just found another place to lay. because of the freezing cold temperatures we had the water lines wrapped good and they laid this pile right behind there! nice and hidden.

geoffrey and i cooked up the 19 eggs and fed it to them. they sure weren’t going to waste and i wasn’t eating them. who knows how long they have been there. we’ve had quite the temperature change in the past few weeks so i wasn’t about to eat eggs that were froze, then warmed up, then froze…its been in the mid 70’s the past few days. i didn’t even bother to test them in a bowl of water. (if they float they are bad.)

still on the subject of eggs…we are starting a farm! those of you who know us know we’ve been working on this and it’s officially gonna happen! we are starting houston’s first egg CSA – the barry farm. it wouldn’t be possible without those that have signed up for weekly eggs delivery. their support is making it happen. if you’d like to know all about it check out our blog here! you can follow us on Facebook and twitter if you’d like. you’ll see the link on the blog to follow . we are excited…i think…ha!

geoffrey is going to work on sprucing up the land tomorrow and will have pictures to post on the barry farm blog. we are looking forward to raising hens and delivering their eggs weekly to our CSA members!



  1. MOM said,

    February 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Congratulations you guys!! How exciting!!

  2. Janet Tate said,

    February 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I would like eggs benedict, please.

    • February 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      mama tate…you just come right down here and i will make you whatever you want! 🙂

  3. February 23, 2011 at 8:50 pm

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