Tablets of Easter Eggs
Keeping with the theme of geese, eggs and piglets this is a basket of a dozen goose eggs. One dozen goose eggs is two liters of scrambled eggs. A giant omlette. Hope and I blew all twelve of the goose eggs, including the one that is missing.
The dozen eggs above are the first of this year. As I write this they’re busy laying more. The geese made their nest of hay on top of a snow bank. This chills the eggs. I was puzzled by this at first but wonder if perhaps they are using this to keep the early eggs they lay cool thus slowing down the development of those eggs. Perhaps this helps to synchronize the hatching of the entire clutch. More than one goose is laying in the same nest and when none of them are on the nest they cover the eggs with hay.
Since we only have female geese there is no possibility of hatching goslings this year – the eggs are all infertile. The goose egg shells are very hard. Even trying to break them, carefully on purpose for holes. I found that strong pressure with a steel needle was the best way to make a hole with the tools I had on hand. To create a larger exit hole I expanded the second needle hole at the other end of the egg using the point of a knife – spinning in the small needle hole. Stirring up the white and yoke helped it exit more equally. A spiral drill bit might have been an even better choice if I was doing a large number of eggs.
One egg in the basket above is not a goose egg. It is an Easter Egg. In addition to the holiday treat, Easter Egg is also a term that means a special feature hidden in a picture, program, operating system or other media. Apple is known for playing this game. There are several Easter Eggs in the image above and I don’t mean yokey or even holiday ones.
Outdoors: 60째F/35째F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67째F/61째F
What did the spiritual leader say to the candy man?
First my son, you must have good caramel.