Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Few Firsts

Take a look at our Rainer Cherry tree.  See anything?

How about now? Hint:  it's not very big!

Our first cherry!  Unfortunately about two days after I took this photo the cherry disappeared along with a few of the lower branches. Those dratted dear!

Today marked another first. Our first chicken egg from our new batch of chickens.  It came from the Speckled Sussex coop. 

The egg on the left (white) is a normal "large" from the grocery store and I put it next to the brown egg so you can get an idea of the size.  It's typical for first eggs to be very small like this. This hens' next egg could very well be "large".

I plan on having my first egg for breakfast tomorrow.  :-)


Anonymous said...

Oh man, I understand about the critters. My pomegranate tree was cleared of all but one fruit by the green parrots. This means WAR! I'm thinking of tying Charlie to he tree next year.

Anonymous said...

Am I assuming Charlie is a cat? Or a very mean dog? :0)
At least you got a lovely picture of that perfect cherry! Do I see a chicken wire wrap for next year?
Hope you egg was delicious this morning!!

Anonymous said...

Lol!! Yup, Charlie is my very active dog. She has been a good gopher catcher in the past, hopefully she can be trained to scare the parrots away.

Kathy Haskins said...

Your farm is just humming along!!! I hope you enjoyed your breakfast!
See you soon!!! :-)