Friday, November 08, 2013

Death and destruction

I can’t believe that time has gone so quickly – again!

We had a bit of an adventure last weekend. On Saturday, I was sat at my computer and looked over to the farmyard across the road to see that there was a dog attacking the hens! I went across straight away to see if the farmer was there – he wasn’t (the windows of his house don’t face the yard where the hens roam). So I headed for the piece of land he has behind the town hall. On the way a man in a car stopped and asked if I’d seen a husky dog so I told him yes, the dog was in with the hens. In the meantime, Rob was shouting from the office window to try to distract the dog and saw that the man had difficulty trying to call the dog, the dog ran off down the road.

We saw the farmer on Sunday morning and told him what we had seen. The dog killed 6 hens. Anyway, because of this, I found out what kind of hens they are: Poules de Maron. They are very special hens that lay “golden“eggs

  l'œuf de la Marans - 
Image from Wikipedia

 I’ve seen the farmer since then and the dog owner hasn’t been back to apologise.


Dru Marland said...

lovely eggs! -Shitty dog owner....

stefani said...

What a great looking egg. I really love the color. It's a shame to hear about the dog's owner though.

Anji Knutsen said...

Dru: exactly!

Stefani: Someone told me that I could buy them in our local supermarket. I expect they are really expensive. If I boiled one I would probably just look at it and think it too good to eat

stefani said...

Anji, does the egg look any different on the inside?

Anji Knutsen said...

Stefani: I don't know, I tried to look online but only found complete eggs or chicks hatching out of eggs! I imagine that they are the same as any other egg. My sister gave me some blue hen's eggs when we were in the UK. They looked just like any other eggs inside and tasted the same too.