January 11, 2011

Out of the Blue

Our "girls" have been very busy.  Even though it is colder than usual here in NC, they don't seem to mind.  
 We collect at least one egg each day.  On Sunday my daughter (who happens to be the animal whisperer of the family) came in VERY excited from her egg collecting.  Remember our "Easter Eggers"?  They finally got the hang of things:


We have collected two blue eggs in addition to the regular brown ones.  See the color and shape difference?  The white one is from the grocery store.
I love the softness of the colors together.  Painted by the Artist of life.

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13 comments:

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Hi Gretchen, I see we have much in common:) This is our first foray into chicken ownership and the girls have been laying for about 5-6 weeks. We have 32 in all (2 roosters), but I don't expect the rest to start laying until spring... they are a few of months younger.

I would imagine your girls didn't appreciate your white Christmas but it certainly looks like it was lovely!

Happy New Year, and thank you for stopping by My Everyday Graces:)

Richella said...

Those are just beautiful, Gretchen! Amazing how much care God put into His creation, isn't it? What an awesome object lesson for you to have right there!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How beautiful! The soft colors are gorgeous. The Artist is just amazing!

Karen said...

Gretchen, just love seeing fresh eggs. We have a sweet lady in our church that brings us fresh eggs each week.

Susan said...

Wow how neat. I've never seen a blue egg!

Love the title of your blog. So nice to meet you♥

bluecottonmemory said...

Beautiful, sweet post! I so love moments like that with my children!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

this is truly beautiful. it is amazing that our creator is so colorful and creative!

we'll be looking for your 1001 ways to cook eggs book coming out in early twenty twelve.

Kay @ Off the Beaten Path said...

Those are just lovely! Thanks for sharing the photo of them. I love it! I'd have a hard time breaking them and cooking them though, since they are so lovely.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

This makes me want to have chickens !!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

CPQ said...

If you can, when you use the blue eggs, carefully snip the very end off to empty the yolk/white.

Then rinse and dry the shell and you can hot glue it to a cone-shaped styrofoam form and make an eggshell topiary.

I made one several years ago and it was absolutely DARLING.

Amber said...

Look at CPQ and her craftiness rockin' the comments! Woot.Woot.

And...

I thinks me needs me some chickens.
Because those are just way too fun.

Kellie said...

Pretty eggs! Steve was talking about getting a chicken coop the other day. lol We'll see if that actually happens.

Mom said...

They are beautiful! I love the way you pointed out the difference in the shape & used a store-bought egg for comparison. You're so crafty with your photography!