Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A winter solstice.... egg


Today, on the shortest day of the year, one of my girls laid me an egg. It's a pretty egg, very smooth and perfectly shaped.

It caused quite a stir when I set it out on the dining room table:

It was examined from all sides:

Soon, an individual portrait was requested:

Then another:

and another:

and, before I knew it, everyone was in line for one:

That's what happens when a chicken lays an egg on what is going to be the longest night of the year.

Oh, you pretty, little 1.9 ounce orb of perfection, your appearance never ceases to amaze me:

33 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. This is so cute. I thought I was the only one who gets excited about a perfect egg. Now I know I'm not alone.
    Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring this kind of excitement with every egg that's laid.
    Do you tell the Hen about this? She would be so proud.

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  2. Goodness sakes girl this is so adorably cute. Your snowman collection is cutie patootie too. Happiest longest night and shortest day. Tee hee, I just love this. So clever. The Olde Bagg herself, Linda

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  3. It's cracking me up to think of you lining up all the snow people =)

    ~The Mama Monster

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  4. lol - *so* cute! I especially like the skiing snowman inspecting the egg. :)

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  5. :) You must have had fun doing this. And, yes, it is a perfect specimen! Like a supermodel egg or something.

    Yay for the Solstice. My girls are really starting to lay again.

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  6. You are too funny! And creative. My old hen gave me an egg last year on Winter Solstice. I think it's a chicken tradition. Giving Solstice egg gifts. A beautiful egg Danni!

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  7. Ahh Danni you make me smile :) Merry Christmas, may you have a safe and happy festive season.
    LiBBiE in Oz

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  8. You never cease to... crack me up!

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  9. Your posts are the most entertaining of all the blogs I follow. I'm so glad I found your blog!

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  10. What an absolutely "perfect" egg! Couldn't ask for a better Christmas present on the longest night of the year. Merry Christmas to you.

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  11. if it was just round it would look a lot like the moon during the eclipse. and eclipse egg....a miracle!!!

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  12. It is absolutely beautiful, Danni! Merry Christmas to you and all of the critters!

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  13. about one of the smiliest postings I have ever seen!! Darling...you are so good!! Thanks for that and Merry Christmas!!

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  14. Love this post. Many smiles. :-)

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  15. that was totally awesome.

    and lucky you for still getting eggs! my girls are on strike for the near future.

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  16. Fun with Eggs should be the name of your NPR program. This looks like a skit from Saturday Night Live.
    Thanks for the fun!

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  17. I love it! Thanks for the laugh, Danni!

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  18. It does indeed look like your orb of perfection drew quite a crowd..did they request autographs??
    I love that you love snowmen..my absolute favorite..I'd like to leave mine out all year long..they make me smile.

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  19. That is a beautiful egg:)

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  20. Feeling a little 'cooped' up, are you....? *wink*

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  21. Man, I haven't seen one of those in weeks...no wonder the snow people were amazed.

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  22. OMG. Okay, so um, this pretty much confirms the fact that we were separated at birth. Girl, you need to get out and about just as bad as I do. Perhaps we should meet somewhere for a glass of wine?

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  23. Once again, thanks for the smiles, this is delightful!

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  24. THAT was a brilliant laugh out loud moment much needed Danni !! thank you !! So the egg was first ?? I always thought snowmen were :/ Have a great Christmas Danni you rock !!

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  25. It is perfect in every square inch...well, not square...but perfect! Those are some cute fellows you got there all lined up Danni!

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  26. Thanks for bringing a smile and a chuckle to my face this evening :):) I want some chickens so bad!!!

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  27. I don't know why, but this reminds me of the puppet shows we used to do together. Never a script, the characters told their own stories. Your snow people have more to say before the year is out, I'm sure.

    One of your very best posts ever!

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  28. You have a hilarious sense of humor ... it's nearly two in the morning, I couldn't sleep, and I'm laughing out loud at this wonderful post all by myself.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and all of your critters!

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  29. Love it!
    Merry Christmas to all of you.
    :)

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  30. A regular Winter Wonderland, great post.

    Merry Christmas!

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  31. too cute, and clever!
    Merry Christmas!

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  32. Oh, Farmgirl, you really made me smile with this one. It's perfection.

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