Saturday, July 8, 2017

Just sharing

I have to share this little find I had yesterday.... For a while now I had been missing eggs in the nest and I just thought one of  the three wasn't laying because of the heat. When I returned home from work I saw a chicken walk into the raspberry bush behind the Chicken Coop and I thought she was just escaping the extreme warm weather until I looked what she was doing and this is what I saw:


There were 17 eggs in the nest! Because this one was full, I discovered another nest a little bit further on that had another two eggs in it. They were all eatable because if an egg sinks in water and lays on it's side, it's o.k. to eat. If an egg stands upright in water it is o.k. but a bit old. If an egg floats it is stale and cannot be eaten. Another trick is to hold three eggs in your hand, one on top of the other, if the middle one rotates, it's fresh!



Just a day earlier I had another surprise, my hybiscus was flowering with seven beautiful flowers!  I felt so blessed.


OK onto a card, this Penny Black Blossom stamp was stamped and embossed in gold on vellum, cut out and adhered to a corner of a card. Sentiment is Hero Arts.



This card was posted on my Grid-card blog but I thought it would be nice to share here as well. It was a lot of work and took two days to finish. I used a Hero Arts scrapbook stamp, featured below:


And to finish a collage of some family photos having fun in this beautiful summer.

Signing off for now - enjoy your day and the rest of the summer!

Jacqueline

23 comments:

  1. What a lovely post, Jacqueline! I loved seeing what you've been up to this summer - looks like it's been a great one! Ours has been going nicely, too - a trip to see the Grands, and not so much humidity this year, so that we can have the windows open to hear the birds......Sending you hugs!

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    1. Nothing like fresh air in the house, Lin - I agree! Glad to hear your summer is going well! Hugs

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  2. As a child I loved collecting eggs, either on the farm where we lived or at my Nana and Pop's place. On the farm finding eggs in odd places, like in the hay shed, was always a bonus but there were never as many as your find! I'm glad they were still fit for consumption.
    Lovely that you've been able to spend time with your family, too.

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    1. The surprise of finding eggs in unknown places is such a joy! So lovely to be reminded of your childhood!

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  3. Great to see your post, Jacqueline - looks like you're having a wonderful summer! Thanks for the egg tips - fun to see the nest with all the chicken eggs! And what a beautiful hibiscus!! Lovely family photos too!!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Wishing you a wonderful summer-time too!

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  4. Love this. We had a chicken that would hide for weeks. The first time she did it, I thought she was killed by a coyote. Turns out she was sitting on eggs and came back with her baby chicks. Loved that chicken! Thank you for the memory.. xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks for sharing your memory, Andi! Hope you are well!

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  5. Your post is so sweet and full of lovely things! Jo x

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  6. the eggs (and story), hibiscus, lovely cards, and family fun - all so good to see - have a wonderful rest of the summer!!

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    1. Thanks, Betty - so hope you are doing better! So thankful that your family have been a great help for you!

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  7. Lovely post with beautiful cards, beautiful family and a fun story. I think I see some omelettes, or egg strata or quiche in your future! I'm enjoying summer, but in little over a week, will have knee replacement surgery and will be busy with re-hab and healing for the rest of the summer. It will be worth it! I will continue to check in and see what you're creating as I can! :)

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    1. Hi Barbara, I hard-boiled the eggs for my husband to eat daily.... I can't seem to get myself to eat one.... :)
      May God's blessing and peace be with you during surgery!

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  8. Oh Jacqueline what beautiful surprises the Lord has given you this week with the eggs and flowers!! Love your calendar grid - that is really pretty, as is your beautiful card - love how you have used the stamp in the corner.
    Lovely family photos too.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Thank you, Maxine, blessings back to you!

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  9. What a nice post, Jacqueline! The chicken, the hibiscus and the photos of your family are all such fun. And I love your card and gridworked design also. Happy summer to you.

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    1. Happy summer, Joy! I hope you are enjoying your new home!

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  10. The children are beautiful Jacqueline. Wishing you well from the USA

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    1. Thank you, Paula, always lovely to hear from you!

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  11. Your card is so beautiful! And that hen is obviously getting broody! Wonderful photos of your family!

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  12. Look at all these happy faces, young couples! You are so blessed!

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