gailmom (gailmom) wrote in garden_ladies,

F(e)asting Report

Not bad, really, for so early in the season. Thank heaven for poultry though. :P

Best flavor today: mint squared/sweet herb tea (it was better after steeping and cooling, I've been drinking it constantly today)

Thing most missed: cheese!!!!!

Also fruit, but mostly cuz I always crave fruit when I'm ill.

Breakfast: chicken eggs, scrambled with African Blue Basil, tea, water, (pill taken: though part of me snickered and went "I didn't grow these here")

Snack: hard boiled duck egg. Turns out the girls had 15 unfertilized eggs in there. I stole them all and moved the ducks to the chicken pen*, since at this rate if they lay any fertilized eggs they won't finish brooding in time for me to use the pen for the pullets.

I wish pics could capture how very yellow this yolk is. Such a watery nest. ;P

Dinner: greens, lightly steamed with rosemary in the water; mint, dandelion, curly and flat leaved parsley, chives, arugula, wood sorrel, and chrysanthemum, dandelion, and marigold petals, served with sliced hard boiled duck eggs.

Not bad really.

*In fact, if Lucy hadn't gotten loose during the pen change and wasn't currently hanging out on the roof, I would call this a good day. As it is, I'm very tense and worried and finding it hard to celebrate the fact I didn't go very hungry. I've left the old duck pen open, with food and water, in the hopes she will come down to roost...or for breakfast in the morning, but I don't expect she will come back to me and it is breaking my heart. :(

For those who would also like to eat petals, I recommend this site as a good beginning. I like their chart and reference it often. :)
Tags: ducks, eggs, friday f(e)asting, herbs
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If you wait long enough to know they didn't hatch, for pete's sake don't eat em! ;P

No, I candled them. With a flashlight. Then, because I have no experience candling I hard boiled them...on the theory that, if I'm gonna open an egg and find a partially grown duckling, I want it to be hard boiled, not raw. ~shudders~

So far, candling seems to have been accurate, no hard boiled duck embryo has ruined my lunch yet. :P

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