Fresh As Fresh!!

What perfect timing!!  Those very spoiled and coddled hens of mine have finally decided to earn their keep, and have begun laying eggs again. We came home from several days away to find 8 fresh eggs in the nesting box!!!  Welcome to Spring!


It is usual for hens to take a rest from laying during the darkest time of the year.  But this year, they have enjoyed a nice long rest – starting two full months later than last year.  I wonder if they somehow knew something we didn’t – that we were in for the harshest winter in memory…. and just decided to hold off.  Your guess is as good as mine – into what a chicken thinks – or even IF a chicken thinks.

Perhaps because of the hard winter, which added another 100 cm of snow and ice to the landscape in the past week (in March!!), we were just beside ourselves with glee when we found these gifts from our “girls”.  And on the first day of Spring! A very positive sign.

We celebrated the best way we know how – we scrambled up 5 of those eggs with onions and dried oregano (also from the garden).  Mmmmmm!  Happy Spring to You All!

WPC – Fresh

10 thoughts on “Fresh As Fresh!!

  1. sustainabilitea March 22, 2015 / 12:12 am

    Nice!! They look so good and what fun to have them from your own hens.


  2. poseidons99 March 22, 2015 / 9:48 am

    perhaps they waited for eclipse 🙂

    • JanetRimmington March 22, 2015 / 4:59 pm

      Yes! Maybe! They were certainly waiting for something. 🙂

  3. Tina Schell March 22, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    How interesting. Had no idea hens took time off!! Your eggs look really yummy!!

    • JanetRimmington March 22, 2015 / 11:34 pm

      Thanks! (They were!) 😀 So happy they are back in production. Yes… They take a little break – generally during the darkest time of year. Many people “encourage” their hens with a light in the hen house. It works. We don’t, but that means we have to wait.

  4. LifestyleswithLia March 24, 2015 / 1:45 am

    Hooray for eggs! Indeed the perfect sign of spring! And the omelette sounds yummy!

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