Let me introduce you to "the girls", the backyard hens we've had for the last six years.
Actually six years is pretty old for a chicken, even one that's been pampered like a pet, and our coop is more of a retirement home now than a thriving egg palace.
But every so often, trumpets sound, and one of the girls manages to lay an egg.
Then it's quite a happy day on our little farm!
We celebrate by using the egg in a frangipane (almond paste) and I bake a fruit galette - with peaches in the summer, persimmons in the fall, apples in the winter.
Then we light a candle and hope for another egg soon....
This is the only chicken we allow in the house....
The girls and I will be visiting...
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