Finally, the big day is here:
I was closing up the chicken coop last night, and looked over into the newly installed nesting boxes, and there was this tiny little egg, sitting all by itself in one. Isn’t it pretty? I was so excited I nearly cried. I wanted to hug all the chickens, or give the layer of the egg a high five, or something, but they were all on their roosts like nothing out of the ordinary had happened that day.
I have a couple egg cartons saved, so I promptly put it in one and placed it ever so carefully in the refrigerator. I keep taking it out and looking at it. Since it’s the first egg, and I didn’t see who was in the nesting box, I have no idea who laid it. I loved the February 5th post on the hen blog (you have to scroll to it, there aren’t permalinks to the entries) about how different all the eggs look. Finally, the girls are earning their keep!
So, how should I cook it? Boiled? Scrambled? An omelet? Maybe a frittatta? I think I’m going to have to wait until there are a few more, it’s so tiny, it won’t make much of anything by itself.