Look at these eggs.
What do you see?
Okay, here are some clues:
- We have exactly two chickens remaining.
- One lays speckled, dark brown eggs.
- The other lays creamy tan eggs.
- They each lay an egg almost daily.
- Not necessarily in order.
However, in the egg carton, we find all the eggs arranged artistically.
The Egg Gatherer is not an artistic person; he’s mathematical and scientific, by nature.
But he arranges the eggs artistically into the carton, because the Egg User is artistic.
He does this joyfully.
He says not a word about this tiny surprise he has prepared for the Egg User.
She notices and asks.
This, after over 42 years of marriage.
Go for it.
27 thoughts on “Have to show you these eggs!”
I can see that egg gatherer’s “fingerprints” all over this little scheme. I’m sure the egg user was quite happy. 🙂
Totally amazed in a delightful way, is what she was.
Aw. Lucky. My egg gatherers are my son and his friend across the street. The other mom pays a quarter for every egg collected. They don’t like collecting eggs for me, because they have to clean them and put them in the carton if they expect 25 cents per egg. Artistry of egg placement definitely not…lucky to find them in the carton or crack free 😉 But they try 😀
Perhaps that is why the grownups always have collected the eggs at our house. 😉
We’re getting a lot of eggs right now from our hens. I’m just happy to see them coming inside 😉 I know the other mom feels the same way (they have close to 30 I think, now)…though I don’t know how she’s shelling out .25 per egg! Too rich for my blood!
Nice! Abigail gathered eggs for our neighbors while they were gone a week. The hens that laid white eggs laid on one side of the box. The ones that laid brown eggs laid them on the OTHER SIDE of the pen. Amazing.
That is amazing, indeed. Sounds segregated! 😉
In our house we have a two-step egg collection process. The Chief Egg Gatherer collects them and leaves them by the kitchen sink. The Assistant Egg Gatherer washes the eggs and puts them into the fridge. No matter how you divvy up the task, it’s great to have fresh eggs daily.
Thanks for this comment, Jennifer, and Welcome to The Conquering Mom! I hope you enjoy your stay and visit often! 🙂
so SO sooooo sweet ❤
Yes. He. Is.
We’re 61, going on 16. 😉
Glad to find you again.
Hope I didn’t confuse you — I have two sites. 😉
beautiful! Nothing better than fresh eggs for eating and for appreciating the colors!
So true, Sarah! Thanks for this comment and Welcome to The Conquering Mom!
I must add, there is very little in this world better than fresh DIRTY eggs for showing your appreciating to someone who cooks them. 😉
beautiful piece! I would SO love having fresh eggs daily, but haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to care for chickens.
Thanks for this comment, Lubby, and Welcome to The Conquering Mom! 🙂
Raising chickens is the easy part. Keeping other critters out of the chicken house is the trick! Look here:
ohmygoodness – what a story! I am giving raising chickens more than a second thought here. 🙂 Maybe I’ll just continue getting fresh eggs from our friends!!
Ah, well, if your chicken house has a concrete floor and reinforcements in the walls, and if your chicken run has reinforced chicken wire fencing OVER the TOP, as well as the sides and 3 feet out along the ground, it’s usually pretty easy to keep them safe. 😉
Otherwise, hey, what are friends for? 😀
that’s so RIGHT! I’ll just let them do the chicken coop, and I’ll relieve them of the eggs, for a small fee, of course. 🙂 Uhm…I mean…I’ll give THEM a small fee. 🙂
You GO, girl!
I don’t care WHO you are, that’s romantical! 🙂
Oh, yes! I found it very romantic. 😉 As was intended. 🙂
You should TOTALLY keep that guy. 😉
That’s the plan! 😀