Saturday, March 7, 2015
You cant really tell from the photo, but the yolk is like that shell-less egg I showed you earlier... it has the inner membrane around it, but not the calcium shell. And no "white" (albumin) I dont even know how this could happen, with the production line of the egg making process... Remember, the yolk is formed in the ovary, then travels down where the white is added, then the membrane, and finally the shell, and it exits the hens body.
I am pretty sure this is the same hen that laid the shell-less egg. There have been a couple of very thin-shelled eggs. I think she has a malfunction in her reproductive system.
And, (no picture, I forgot), I collected about a gallon of sap today. The temps have been too cold to expect much, but next week's forecast is perfect for sap, and that should really get the flow going. I can expect about a gallon per tap per day unless we get another cold snap. Perfect sap weather is 40s daytime, and 20s nighttime.
We did a 4 mile race today, and then a 2 hour easy run afterwards. Cold, but sunny, and quite lovely to be out. We both won our age groups, not that they really counted such things.
Steve split more wood, I stacked. We picked out any grubs we found and gave them to the chickens. I swear, grubs are like crack for chickens.
Now its time to figure out something for supper.