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Hello Sunshine

March 29th, 2016

Mama Duck started laying again, she’s a Muscovy, so she lays like a goose, only in spring and summer. She started laying two weeks ago and I’ve been saving her eggs. I will let her sit this year and raise up a clutch, but we just separated out the other breed of duck, so I need to collect her eggs for 30 days.
Lucky me, this means beautiful muscovy eggs. These eggs are AMAZING, the yolks are HUGE. I wait for these egs all year long and always hoard these beauties to make custard, the first batch was made last night.

What food item do you look forward to all year long?

4 Comments to “Hello Sunshine”
  1. Nebraska Dave on March 29, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Susy, I would say that what I wait for the most is fresh sweet corn on the cob. Yes, an entire meal can be nothing but sweet corn. Yeah, I know. There’s not a lot of digestion for sweet corn but it sure tastes good. It’s why I’m trying so hard to built a raccoon proof garden area.

    Have a great custard day.

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  2. Justin on March 29, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I bet they’d make a very rich ice cream, too. :-)

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  3. Chris on March 29, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Wow! Now that’s an egg! What a beauty indeed! Have you ever tried one of your turkey eggs or aren’t they laying yet?
    I wait all year for the first local asparagus and of course that first ripe strawberry from my own garden…oh and that first garden tomatoe! My list of favorite firsts is long! :)

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  4. Trace on March 29, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    When we had Muscovies, we always used the eggs for making fresh pasta, so much better than chicken eggs.

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