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Edie, I just tried it TWICE, and I can't get on the leader board! 17 seconds...but this puzzle is AWESOME! I've been dying to do it, and I figured I'd better do it before I leave for good. Thanks so much for a WONDERFUL puzzle, and also for being so much fun. :-)
Sounds like a plan. I'll be watching for you. Thanks Wendy
Edie, I think your egg pics are beautiful and make for great actual puzzle solving. My hand is killing me lately, but I plan on solving a whole bunch of your puzzles when I think my hand is 'well' enough to at least make the leader boards. :-)
I had no idea that chickens and eggs would interest you as I had no real interest in them until I moved here and got my own chickens. Thanks for your nice comment Wendy
Edie, I had no idea that you have a BUNCH of incredibly COOL puzzles having to do with eggs and chickens, and really interesting conversations. I don't ordinarily read comments on puzzles anymore, but I am definitely coming back here to read more when I get a chance. Your puzzles are WONDERFUL!
Thanks for explaining a little about the eggs, Edie. And that is so sweet giving your chickens names and not killing them off because they've slowed down. :-)
Like I was telling Ardy and Kathy the only difference is the colour of the shell. Nothing else about the inside of the egg is different, appearance, taste, calories, cholesterol, .....You would never find these anyways because commercial productions just buy what they call they laying machines. 360 eggs a year, they kept for 12-18 months and then new ones take over. My chickens on the other hand will die here. If they're laying slows down I don't care, I give about 80% of my eggs away anyway. My chickens all have names. I can't kill them off just because their production slows down. We all slow down as we get older, chickens are no different. LOL
Just saw your comment on Wendy's puzzle and decided to come looking for your eggs. Love those pretty blue ones, Edie. I guess as long as you don't tell me they're blue eggs, I'll eat your egg salad with bagels. I guess I'm so used to white eggs and too old to change what I buy. Afraid I'm one of the slow pokes at 22 seconds. :-))
Just boiled up 10 this morning to make some egg salad because I have fresh bagels to go with them. If I could send you some I would. They were barely a week old but I read in someone's Easter puzzle that if you add a tsp. of baking soda it make them easier to peel. I did that so we'll have to see later if it worked.
Edie, now I'm gone forever! LOL I didn't realize that fresher eggs were harder to peel. I LOVE deviled eggs...but then I love any kind of cooked egg.
I hadn't solved it myself so I got rid of Kathy55 for you. They are really good. I usually put some aside for a week or 10 days and then hard boil them. Any fresher than that and they won't peel. Makes you realize how old the eggs from the store are. LOL
Kathy I agree that the free range eggs taste better than the store bought but the article was saying that there was no difference in taste between white and brown. He was an old curmudgeon and when he thought things were so they just were and there was no telling him differently.
I didn't know about them either Dagmar till I moved here and decided to get chickens. Then I looked at which ones do well in the cold climates and the Amerecauna were one of them. I'm getting between 8-12 eggs a day so I have lots to give away. Everyone loves getting them.
Edie, I got a time of 17 seconds but my 17 seconds isn't as good as kathy55's. LOLAnyway, these eggs are fabulous, and make for a wonderful puzzle. I can imagine that these are especially delicious. :-)
With free ranged chickens, the eggs they produce usually have a much darker orange/yellow yolk because of the food that they find while they are out eating. It could be that your Uncle perhaps grew up with brown yard eggs? I know that even the white eggs of a free ranged chicken taste different than those mass produced by large hen houses. In my experience, there is definitely a difference in the taste of any egg from a free ranged chicken and those from large hen houses that are kept strickly on laying mash and constantly caged.
I won't try again, LOL after three times I'm still at 18 seconds no way to manage the 16. :)) That little blue egg - I had never seen blue chicken eggs - reminds me of my mother's little chicken that also laid eggs this size. These are quite a lot of eggs for one day.
Ardy did you know that they have found absolutely no difference in the taste of brown or white eggs. It's just a matter of personal preference and I know I had an uncle who would eat only brown eggs and when I read him the article that it was proven scientifically that they were no different in taste he just poo pooed the idea and said, 'what do they know'
That answers my question on the other puzzle about blue shelled eggs. I prefer the brown shell ones and always buy the ones from free range chickens. But fresh from the hen must be wonderful. I love eggs!! Thanks, Edie. for another new fact for today.
I have 20 hens and 3 roosters Jacques.
how many chickens do you have?
Yes Kathy, that's exactly what happened. I had one standard size cuckoo maran lay a tiny brown egg last year and when we cracked it open it had no yolk, and that's no joke.
Ank, amerecauna chickens lay either blue, green or even dark green eggs. Mine are the blue variety. Yes it's the same egg, I just put it there to show the size difference.
Lyndee they are all chicken eggs from my chickens. Even the small one. They have very orange yolks but taste the same only better.
What a beautiful sight Edie!!! Brings back a flood of good memories!!! No need to colour for Easter eggs either LOLAnother thought on the small blue egg........was it laid in the same nest that the other eggs were laid? If so, it could be from one of your Amaracauna (sp?) chickens. Every now and then I would have a normal chicken plop out a very very small egg. Didn't happen very often at all, but it did happen several times. A chicken that would normally lay a large brown egg would surprise me with an egg no bigger than a nickel/quarter. I would always save them LOL
I think these are eggs of your chickens, but I never saw blue eggs. And small egg is from that other photo.