Saturday, March 24, 2012
Think Spring...Let's Incubate Some Eggs!
Yesterday was very important for us as a family. We have gathered a bunch of eggs, Rachel and Ron marked all the eggs and all the kids had a hand in filling the incubator.
Now, mind you, Ron has been incubating eggs since he was a kid. His family breeds pheasants and collect eggs. I can't be sure of how many thousands his dad still hatches every year, but his incubator is SUPER COOL!
And huge. You can do hundreds of eggs at a time. It looks more like a walk in cooler than anything, until you open the big door on it. Some day I will take some photos of it.
This is ours. It's a start. =)
This is what we have in there. The biggies are the goose eggs. See the one in the upper left corner? That was so big I HAD to put it in, even though I promised Big D that I wouldn't put any more eggs in there...I swear it weighed three pounds (that was after I told Cody not to tell him that I had just put in five duck eggs.)
I want a good hatch!
When we butcher these ducks this fall, do you know what I'm going to make first? Asian Duck Tacos. I have found soooo many great recipes for duck, I'm super excited!
"Don't count your duck, geese and chicken eggs before they hatch" Fairchild Farmgirl