Egg Hunt – Jonas Style

Give in to the crazy whims of the horde of adults enthusiastically telling you to pick up the egg on the ground.

Jonas

Wonder what you should do with it.Jonas

Consider snuggling with it.Jonas & Tyler

Consider putting it in the bag.Jonas & Tyler

SMASH the egg into the bag with enthusiasm!Jonas & Tyler

Repeat until your bag is full of nicely cracked eggs to take home.

 

Jonas is, of course, my super cute nephew who came to visit for the weekend. He was even nice enough to bring his mom and dad down for a visit too!

 

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This Moment – Watching Walleyes

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. girls watching fish eggs hatch

 

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see. Inspired by SouleMama.

For more of the story and a close up look of what is in those tubes check out, Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

An Unusual Egg

For most of my life I have been around chickens and their eggs. Therefore I am no stranger to odd eggs; the double yolkers, the “wrinkled” shells, the eggs with no yolks, the shell-less eggs… But today Clara found a duck egg that was a first for me.

As she handed it over, she told me that it was bad and we should get rid of it. At first I thought it was just a shell-less egg. Which, I must say, never fail to give me the hibijibies when I’m not expecting them. Just imagine. Reaching into a darkened nest box to pull out an egg, expecting a hard, smooth, warm, shape that fits just perfectly into your hand – and touching instead a cold, squishy, leathery feeling, blob. Uuughh, it makes me shudder just to think of it. After I recover from my split second of panic, when I think I’ve actually found a small alien in my chicken coop, I think they are fascinating – all wiggle and squish! Fascinating or horrifying they are nothing more than a regular egg that didn’t “cook” long enough to get a shell. I see these shell-less eggs most often in the young, the old and the severely startled birds.

In any case -this duck egg went beyond shell-less, it was shell-less with a tail.egg with tail

The tail is a tube, about three inches long, that is open on the end and leaking out a bit of egg white.

Weird.

Fascinating.

I took picturesegg with tail 2

I’m so glad I have a blog so I can justify(?) my pictures of weird eggs.

It makes me feel less crazy.