I am now legal to sell eggs to the restaurants in Chicago and yesterday the chickens laid almost three dozen eggs and the ducks laid sixteen eggs. They are taking a long time to get big though. The eggs I mean, not the ducks. I get eggs of all sizes from the Khaki Campbell ducks but not too many big ones yet. They are still young.
The chickens were so excited at having Inspector Egg here that they all crowded into the hen house forgetting their strict instructions to behave like happy go lucky free range chooks OUTSIDE!
He loved the living and laying arrangements for both the ducks and the chickens and my cleaning and refrigeration plans. After noting that I owned scales and an egg candling light then running me, at speed, through all the legalities of selling and labeling, he gave me my license straight away.
Get those eggs moving, he said.
Nice and efficient was Inspector Egg. (And a little egg shaped- he blamed it on being the only poultry inspector for ten counties- from the Mississippi River up to the Indiana border, he said. He is overworked and spends way too much time in his car, he said. Getting egg shaped).
He was fast and efficient though.
Just like my new egg candler. (Which could double as a rather unusual night light for the kitchen!). And my house is now very clean with a very clean fridge ( he needed to see where the eggs would be stored) that is filling up with very clean eggs.
Piglet slept quietly in his room while Inspector Egg was here. Little Poo-Bum Piglet is doing just a little bit better every day. Though I am still watchful.
Today I hope to at last get the front lawns mown – before it rains I hope. I have more Airbnb guests coming tomorrow. And two more groups next week.
I hope you have a great day.
WEATHER: quite cool today