Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Three Eggs

The gravel is loaded out and today is going to be terrific! We might have a couple days until spring officially starts but today is going to be just like it. This morning it's still below freezing but when the sun comes up all you will here is the sound of our buckets being filled with maple sap!

One regular egg, one pullet egg, and one goose egg.

Yesterday the sap was really running and today it should be gushing from the trees. My first order of business will be to go around and take up the buckets. The next will be to go around and take up the eggs.

Cindy Lou Goose started laying eggs a couple days ago. I could have told you that from the goosey behavior out there. Yesterday I spent half my time chasing the geese away from anyone in their path. They are totally on a rampage.

 Cindy is the all white one with the tub of ganders.

The males get very protective of Cindy this time of year. Which means OD spent all day yesterday chasing "fat and sweaty" creepy meats. I'm not sure what he thought the danger was - maybe that they would waddle over and look blankly at Cindy? I dunno. But since OD is a confirmed chicken killer I'll have to keep my eye on them.

But one thing is for sure... there will be eggs. So many eggs. We are definitely back in the egg business.

I want to thank my friend, K, over at Homesteading Housewives for posting this terrific recipe for a goose egg custard. Goose egg custard? Are you kidding me? Nope. How fun is that? Can you use goose eggs for cooking? Sure! Generally one goose eggs is equal to 3 regular sized chicken eggs. This recipe calls for two goose eggs - which I happen to have.

The Warden won't let me have anymore geese - tho you know how much I love them. So I'll be looking for ways to use them up. This custard sounds like a terrific place to start.

Happy Tuesday everyone - are you so excited for Spring to start? Do you have goose eggs? What are you doing with them?


Vera said...

Thanks for posting the link to this recipe. We have loads of goose eggs and hens eggs at the moment, and I have tended to give the goose eggs to the pigs, but not now I have this recipe to try!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Boy! what nice eggs , what will you make with them? I bet i t will be something delicious!

David said...

man I can imagine an omelet

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hi Vera! Yep we finally have eggs.... sooo many eggs. Wow!

Hi Ginny! Oh gosh I'm glad to see you "up and about." I made a lovely custard with one of the goose eggs! And I've been having a lot of french toast. :-)

They are like dinosaur eggs, Dave!

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