Our neighbors were out of town for a week and asked if we'd collect the eggs from their chickens. It was so much fun peeking in the boxes to find the little gems! I loved it probably as much as Vera did. She, however, also fell in love with the littlest green one and would cuddle it, sing to it and put it to bed until I'd get freaked out about bacteria and hide it in the back of the fridge. I tried to explain that these eggs don't have little chicks in them because they don't have a daddy, but the first time she accidentally broke one you should have seen the look of horror and sadness on her face! I quickly reminded her there wasn't a chick in there and she surprised me by brightly saying, let's eat it!
I thought to post these pictures now, because I just read an article on CNN about the salmonella outbreak.
"Rodents, piles of manure, uncaged birds and flies too numerous to count were found by investigators at Iowa farms at the heart of the recall of more than half a billion eggs, the Food and Drug Administration reported Monday." from cnn.com
Ew! Please, neighbors, you can call on us any time to fetch the eggs! :)