Despite the shortness of days, some of the young ladies are beginning to lay. Last week saw our first brown egg, a gift from the shier of the two Rhode Island Reds. What a joy to check the nesting boxes to find not one, not two, not three, but four eggs in one day! An astonishing feat considering winter's fast approach. Since the Blue Lace Red Wyandottes went on strike several months ago, visions of winter custards, souffles, quiches and the like were snuffed, only now to be reignited!
Proudly, we have our first dozen eggs that include two browns. They may not be as pretty as store bought eggs; the bloom is still on the egg.