"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Eggseptional Size

We have a new winner.

I really wish I had been there to see which hen is responsible for this egg.

You would almost think a large duck had snuck into the ark and laid this egg.  As you can see it is just slightly over three inches long and slightly over two inches wide.  The egg at the top is the previous record holder at the Ben-David farm. The egg on the right is one of our average eggs which would correspond to a store-bought extra large or jumbo.

About a two months ago, we had this egg that you see in the second picture.  We only get such eggs once in a blue moon.  I take it as a sign of calcium or mineral deficiency and add more oyster shell or ground up egg shells to their diet.

This was the softest "shell" that I've held to date.  It was as soft and pliable as a rubber balloon, and you can see the obvious transparency.  I was amazed that the end closed off and the thing got laid without breaking.

Just had to share this before I get back to work on gardening and then my next post on why the Harold Camping Doomsday prediction was so wrong.

Shalom Y'all.

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