On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Egg on the way

Here's Rocket, a Plymouth Rock pullet, laying the second egg of her young life.  She's 6-1/2 months old now and finally joining the big girl club. I know when an egg is happening because I can hear the commotion all the way in the house - and probably the neighbors can too. It's about a minute of loudness and then peace reigns until the next girl produces.

There are two nest boxes for the six of them - they share so sometimes I might find a clutch of three or four eggs in one box.  After I took this photo I reached under Rocket and discovered she was sitting on three and another one was in the other box. (I just baked custard for the first time in about 40 years - but I have a hunch it will be a weekly event.  I used up five eggs!)

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo... eggs for breakfast :-) Do you have a rooster too? Wondering if you'll let them raise some chicks... very exciting.


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