Friday, February 24, 2012

Well duh

I had the MOST atrocious day at my paying job today.  Just horrible.  The day started off so promising with the surprise snow, and just went totally downhill.  I will spare you the details, but I can say that the day reinforced why I like animals so much and why I have such a hard time with humans.  There's no lie in saying I have always understood animals so much better than people.  Animals are honest in their interactions, and that's the truth.  And let's leave it at that.

Anyway, I had a bad day, and when I came home, it was dripping wet snow and just did nothing to lighten the mood.  I have a "bad day" cloud over my head that nothing but a good night's sleep will erase.  Not even looking at the chicks kicking like crazy in their eggs helped.  That's why I'm surprised when I went into the coop and saw this....

See that little one in the middle?  That's what I'm talking about.  :)
....I finally figured out what it is. 

This is the third one I've gotten, and they are few and far between.  The first had no yolk, so I thought it was someone's dud.  The second one had a perfectly formed yolk, but it was tiny.  Again, I thought maybe it was someone's first attempt or just a weird egg.  But this is the third.  And I finally figured it out, on today of all days.

Do you know what it is?

Give up?

It's a guinea egg.  Turns out Violet not only survived her ordeal, but she actually lays eggs. 

Well, on the coop floor and probably all over the woods, but let's not be choosy, right?

Who knew?  Not me.  Or, not until today, anyway.  Go figure.  I guess that mystery is solved.  Today was not a total waste after all. 

Here's to a much better tomorrow.
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  1. You said:"I have always understood animals so much better than people. Animals are honest in their interactions, and that's the truth. And let's leave it at that."

    Amen to that!

  2. That guinea egg is really tiny. Are you going to try and hatch it?

    I'm sorry your day was no good. I had a day like that yesterday. I thank God for my father and my dog, because they love me :) :)

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)


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