Here it is, the thing I have dreamed of for so many years - a fresh, homegrown egg from my own hens!!
The layer of this beauty remains a mystery, but I have my suspicions. It was just laying there in the middle of the coop floor when I went in to clean their waterer yesterday afternoon (thankfully the shell was really hard, so it hadn't gotten broken from them walking all over it). We've been trying not to get our hopes up about getting eggs any time soon, as we had just spoken to a friend whose hens took almost 8 months to start laying, so of course we didn't have a nest box built yet, but my clever hubby managed to get that sorted out last night.
After waiting several hours for my daughter to return home from a friend's house (torture!), we fried that baby up. It was the best egg I've ever tasted, but, as my husband pointed out, it better be good for the $300 or so dollars it cost us.
Can't wait to see what they leave for us this morning!