Every day, I go to the chicken coop and look for eggs. I have five hens, but only rarely do I have five eggs. Mostly, I get two or three.
So where did the little blue egg come from? Not my chickens, for sure.
The little egg was not near a tree. It was on the edge of the road, on the blacktop. Really odd, so I picked it up.
I wonder about the bird (probably a robin) who left her egg in an inappropriate location.
Usually, I find eggs that were hatched, broken into pieces. This was whole.
I had found a similar egg long ago. I put it in a pill bottle, set it in the refrigerator for years. After that long period, the inside dried up and eventually went to a science teacher–I will try to do the same with this one.
The chicken eggs were used for a pecan pie. They were delicious.
Today I shared with you just a little bit about the wildlife on Sunnybook Farm. I hope you can find nature’s beauty where you live, too.
There are a lot of animals that visit our farm, but usually, they don’t live close to the house.
Adult rabbits have not been seen here for a couple of years. They are not the target of rural cats. Owls, hawks, coyotes, and bald eagles take the larger rabbits they find. Mostly, its the baby bunnies that end up as an easy meal for a cat or as a toy for Sunny.
I had one rabbit come for a visit today.
At least I hope it was just for a visit. The last rabbit made a nest in Sunny’s pen and Sunny found it.
Our dog did not eat the bunnies, but he did play with them. Like Lenny in of Mice and Men, Sunny doesn’t know his own strength.
I had to chase Sunny before I could take the last baby bunny from his mouth. It had not been torn to shreds. I think it died from the shock of being in Sunny’s mouth.
Anyway, I hope this is a rare sight and this rabbit has moved on to find safer accommodations. I sure don’t want Sunny finding more ‘squeaking’ toys.