Thursday, 26 March 2009
Of Eggs and Ducks...
Hurray, the ducks are back in lay! They took an extended break from laying - very extended - but today I found these in the duck pen. Beautiful and white and smooth. Wonderful for baking, though hopeless for meringues. I feel a cake or two coming on.
Next up were the hen eggs:
Perfect for meringues and cakes and soldiers and poaching and....you get the picture. How pretty they look together in one of my favourite flowery plates.
Racing out between the showers I spotted these gorgeous narcissi with their orangey centres against moon-pale petals. Beautiful.
Well, I am off for a cup of this to fortify me before the Great Dinner Challenge (SO not in the mood for that tonight)...
and will leave you with pictures our lovely ducks. May I introduce Lemony the Aylesbury:
Biscuit the silver-cheeked Appleyard (on the left). She is a very pretty girl indeed. On the right is Maple, the Khaki Campbell x Indian Runner who is always up to mischief and sticking her over-long neck where it has no right to be. She is a duck with attitude.
And finally, Mustang the drake Silver-cheeked Appleyard. Named by the children I might add!
Have a lovely evening x