Thursday, October 23, 2008

Photo Fun With Our First Egg

So here it is, our very first farm fresh egg. It was small (as you can see in the above photo comparing it to a store bought large egg), it was fresh and it was delicious. It never occurred to me to take a picture of the teeny tiny fried egg sandwich I made with it until after I had eaten it. The white was firm and the yolk was a deep yellow-orange color. It had a flavor like no other egg I've ever eaten before it. I can't wait until I get enough to make a whole big breakfast for the family.

Here are some more pictures of the egg. I was just having some fun with the camera. It looks so much larger than it was in Megan's little hand.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We Have Bunnies

We have rabbits. Two does named Brownie and Snowflake. They are New Zealand / Rex crosses. Both are does. We are going to breed them to a New Zealand buck. We are hoping that Jade will get a decent pen of four for the 4H fair.

These two are the beginning of our breeding stock. They are going to remain the girls pets. But they do understand that when they have babies, we can't keep them and that we will be eating them. So far they say they are OK with that. I hope when the time comes, they stay that way. I'm going to try to keep them from spending too much time oohing and aahing over the babies.

Here are some pictures. They really are the sweetest little rabbits.The girls both seem to be doing a great job of handling them. We are hoping that Megan will be able to show hers at the fair this summer too.

This is Brownie. She is Jade's rabbit.

And this is Snowflake. She is Megan's.

We are looking forward to learning more about them. It's just one more step to having a real farm. I'm still on track for bees in the spring too. Then all I'll need are my goats and I'll be happy.
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