Friday, April 27, 2012

Double Yolked Delaware Egg

I was a little surprised when I looked into the nest box and found this double yolked egg. It is twice the size of the pullet egg on the right and even bigger than the hen egg in the middle. My heritage Delaware chickens lay large eggs but this is a little extreme.

Wild Herb Identification

To identify wild plants and herbs a pocket identification booklet is very helpful. In the top picture is the flower of ragwort useful as a poultice for pain and in the bottom photo is cinquefoil used as a treatment for thrush in horses. Trush is a condition in the hoof. This time of year is a good time to walk in the meadows, pastures and woodland to find and identify any and all useful plants.