Sunday, September 6, 2009

Random but farmy

Three cheers for our Araucana pullets! The aptly named Hot Dog was the first to graduate to laying hen. And I am so excited. It even (if you can believe it) brought out a little dorky in me. I had to call my husband at work, where he was engaged in VIEM (very important engineering meeting) and couldn't be disturbed. So I left a long, detailed message with one of the other guys.

Like this:

"You see, Hot Dog is just barely five months old. And we've been waiting for these blue-green eggs since she was two days old. And I can hardly contain myself. Please have him call me." All the while the rooster was literally crowing in the background since I called from the henhouse and it was messing with his morning routines. So it sounded like this: "Cock-a-dooodle-doo. She's a brown and red hen with hints of gray. Crock-a-doodle. She's so much bigger than the other pullets -- are you getting all this? -- and I'm sure she cock-a-doodle is a few weeks ahead of them. It's tiny and perfectly robin's-egg blue! So you'll have him call?"

The message he received read: "Call your wife. New egg laid. She's a proud mama hen."

Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, Madeleine's cat was watching over Flo the fish.
You don't keep a betta in a Mason jar? Oh. Well, we don't usually either, but someone-who-won't-cop-to-it added an actual seashell to our tank. The salt residue killed our two aquatic frogs but we saved Flo. Out of the frying pan into the fire, it would appear.


QuiltedSimple said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!! I can just see the coworkers the kitty picture!

Katie said...

Congrats on the egg...may it the first in a long line of blue/green eggs. LOL!

Amydeanne said...

cool about the eggs. we just got our first eggs last week too.

I hope my package made it to your house! I sent it a while ago.

Alexis said...

Blue green eggs are my favorite! I've got a broody easter-egger in the hen house as we speak!