Monday, November 06, 2006

More eggs!

Candy and I were looking at the eggs we collected on Saturday and she pointed out that one of the eggs was NOT a light tan, but technically PINK! And said that she had collected one of those (while we were gone one time this early fall) before we started getting the green eggs.

Now, “pink” is a relative term. As you can see in the picture, it’s really hard to tell from the light brown egg. But it IS a pinkish hue, so we can call it pink. The hen that laid this one was probably one of the white/black/grey ones.

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Green, brown and "pink" eggs

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Possible pink egg layer

And still three green eggs every other day … I love them!

Last night, Norm called me out to see the full moon and get a picture. The November full moon is called the “Hunter’s Moon” or “Frost Moon,” depending on who you ask.

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Hunter's Moon

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans in what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names.

Hunter’s moon makes sense – this is the hunting season … deer season started Saturday, here. Pheasant and duck seasons have been going the whole month of October.

It is a foggy morning, promising to be a delightful day! You have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

It must be fun having the chickens, My grandmother had some and reading your blog always makes me think of her...
I love the full moon photo, very nice post

Kati said...

LOL You won't need to be dying any eggs this coming spring for Easter!!! Your chickies are doing the job for ya! That is just too cool!!