Country Living Series

Monday, December 6, 2010

Random pix

Snow on the fields. I've left these at full resolution - click on them to enlarge. It honestly looks like white sand, i.e. somewhere in the Sahara. In reality, of course, it's just fields of snow that have settled, then hardened.

(By the way, these are the precise same fields called "Oats cut" and "oats uncut" posted here last August.)

And here is our wheat field:


A little fog across the snow.


Oh, and a giant egg. This one must have hurt coming out.

4 comments:

  1. I love double yokers!

    Margaret
    CA

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  2. I love snow pictures. I downloaded the second one to use a wallpaper when I get tired of looking at Kootenai Falls. If you ever get a chance, you and your family should drive up there. The falls are absolutely awesome. They are on Highway 2 between Troy and Libby Montana so it would definitely be an all day thing for you guys.

    Paintedmoose

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  3. This may sound like a silly question, but once the chicken lays the egg and you collect it...do you have to wash it off (the outside of it)?

    Then what do you do with it? Does it go into the fridge so it doesn't hatch or something?

    I know I am asking newbie questions, but I have never owned chickens and have been thinking about it.

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  4. Sometimes, especially in the winter, the eggs get really filthy and I'll wash them. I'll also wash them if I'm going to sell them at the feed store. But most of the time I don't bother. We just pop them in the fridge.

    An egg (assuming it's fertile) won't hatch unless it's incubated for three weeks. Once in a blue moon we'll crack an egg into our morning waffle batter and out comes a dead half-formed chick, something that makes the girls scream. But that is rare - maybe twice a year - and results from not gathering the eggs often enough. Of course, if you don't have a rooster that won't happen at all.

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