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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Duck, Duck . . . GOOSE!

Turns out that the duck eggs I've been regularly harvesting from the floor of the chicken house are . . . GOOSE EGGS! I saw one being laid tonight! So, I guess we've been comparing chicken eggs and goose eggs . . . NOT duck eggs!

(Is comparing chicken to goose eggs anything like comparing apples to oranges?)


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  2. Have you considered collecting a clutch of her eggs and letting her hatch them out? She wants to be Mother Goose.

    Duh. Oh, wait. Double dumb duh. You don't have a gander. Scratch that idea.

  3. All right, fess up: who made a comment and then deleted it? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Yeah, Mama, Tallulah would be waiting a l-o-n-g time . . . and we'd end up with useless, stinky eggs!

  4. I'm responsible for the deletion. Your "comment" section was doing way wonky things this morning. Wouldn't give me a "word verification" to enter, but wouldn't publish me without it, then wouldn't accept my password, then when I finally did get it posted, it had extra letters added here and there in my comment!

    Figure that one out.

  5. I'm curious....do the goose eggs taste the same as chicken eggs?

    word verification: latte
    (now I'm craving one!)

  6. So, I hard-boiled 4 of the goose eggs the other afternoon. I was worried that they'd require a different "timing" for the hard-boiling given their size & the absolute THICKNESS of the shells, but I went with the standard "bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes before plunging into ice-cold water".

    Worked like a charm!

    So, we both tasted them plain (before I made egg salad out of them), and neither of us could taste ANY difference.

    The only thing we noticed is that the whites cook up . . . lighter-colored. Like, they're more transparent. You know how chicken egg whites go SOLID white when they're hard-boiled? These were definitely more, yeah, transparent.

    I'll post some pics that I took later.


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