Ok, ok. Many remarkable things happen at the farm. Some of them we take for granted. Others, we don't recognize immediately as remarkable. And, since I write this blog about all kinds of things, you could say my remarks make a lot of thing remarkable.
Have you ever looked at the word "remarkable?" The "k" just makes it stand out. It also is easy to type. So, I like it.
Much easier to type than xylophone. But, then, I am not sure we'd be remarking about xylophones on this blog.
[ed note - we are sending the writer to the store. Maybe he'll get to the point when he gets back...]
It is actually possible the word I am looking for is "absurd." But, first some background. There are standards for sizing eggs and we have a simple scale, aptly shaped like a chicken, to measure these weights should we want to size the eggs for whatever reason. Most of the eggs we harvest would rate from large to extra large (and beyond).
|One of our smaller eggs|
|This is a little bigger than average|
|As is this - it should still fit in a carton well enough to deliver to a customer|
I should also mention a joke I heard on an older British TV show (Good Neighbors).
"The Ooo Aaaa Bird is so called because it lays square eggs."
I think this one liner is funny. Tammy is not as fond of it. Alas, we can't have it all.
The Ooo Aaa Bird has taken up residence in our laying flock. She has apparently rounded off the corners, but the size of this egg still had to make the whole laying process a bit of an adventure.
|The scale is useless in this case.|
|From large, to extra large, to huge.... to OoooooAaaaaaaaaaaa!|
|Ok, that egg isn't getting packed in a carton for delivery...|
|Bets on how many yolks are in that egg?|