What did I find today? Our first ever fairy duck egg.
It's so tiny. Smaller than a bantam egg.
(They are also, God help me, known in this country as "fart eggs". I am not making that up. While it is a well documented scientific fact that rainbows are the product of bunny toots I refuse to believe that a duck has ever tooted an egg. Unless that duck is the kind of duck that may have been a guest on the Jerry Springer show. Just. Gross.)
So, a fairy egg. I actually squealed when I saw it because, come on, it's adorable. I didn't know when I brought it into my house that it could have possibly been the work of the devil. I should have thrown it over the roof of the house to ward off evil but I didn't. It's sitting in the refrigerator. Harmlessly. So far.
So where did it come from? We have 5 female ducks and have been getting 3 eggs a day like clockwork - 1 Pekin and 2 Runners. The stray duck that showed up in our yard is too old for this kind of thing so I think it was the first laying from the spotted duck that was born here last September.
We are knee deep in eggs. I think there are about 3 1/2 dozen in the house right now. Eggs for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and baked into treats. Everyone's cholesterol level, including the cats' is probably through the roof.