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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


HELLO & welcome to Garden Daddy here at the urban farm! I have been getting some small eggs now for about 2-1/2 weeks and last week I even got a very large egg, which I ate this past Saturday that had double yolks. That in itself was a surprise but today when out to do my afternoon check on the pullets and give them some strawberries that I was discarding from being abandoned in the fridge too long I got a SMALL surprise. As you can see above, it was a tiny, micro egg that was not much larger than a standard $0.25-cent piece. I also put it along side two other eggs I got today at the same time. Later on I got a fifth egg, dark brown and regular pullet size. I think the last egg came from one of the Black Jersey Giants that has started laying now. So glad they are now laying. But I thought you followers might like to see this little treat. Almost round and not much of a point on either end. I hope this is the only one of these I get and am surprised I have not gotten more already.
This garden home has transformed its face on to autumn splendor. Summer decor and flowers are about gone and I have adorned the exterior with fall colors. I have placed bushel basket size yellow mums in large pots I already had but painted them to match the exterior trim work. I also added some cone shaped baskets that are faced with green moss and added some fall mums, mixed grasses and some late ferns and berries. Fall flags are also waving in early fall breezes. All in all, we are set till about Thanksgiving now and can finish winterizing the yard over the next 2-months or so. My banana trees will be dug up and put in the basement as well as digging up the large elephant ear tubers and drying them and putting them in winter basement storage.
Other work here remains constant. We are still harvesting okra from the community garden and working to plant some fall greens before putting that garden to be after this planting and late fall harvesting. Leaves are falling all over Jackson here in the third week of September but this Garden Daddy believes that it is from our still dry weather and unusually above 90-degree temps we are having. We had a slight rain over this past weekend but not enough to even make the ground get wet and take away the dusty ground and grass.
I leave you then today with our ongoing gardening affirmation: "URBAN FARMING: ONE EGG AT A TIME!"


  1. That tiny egg is just amazing! I have never seen anything quite like it. One of my hens lays a really long egg that looks like it has two pointy ends. The fall yard decor is lovely.

  2. Isn't is cute? On Saturday morning and on the other end of the scale, one of the Black Jersey Giants laid the largest egg I ever saw, even larger than a "store bought" jumbo egg. I am waiting to see if it has 2 or 3 yolks. It is huge. Thanks for enjoying the fall yard photos. I added more yellow mums into the main front flower beds along with some purple asters and some smaller bronze mums as well. I try to change up during each season for interest and that ever alluring "Yard of The Month" award, even though this garden home has won it 3-times in 4-years.
    Thanks, as always for following Garden Daddy!

  3. We miss you, Garden Daddy! What has happened?

  4. Hey Anonymous...It has only been a few days since I was last with you. I have been busy trying to get into the swing of being back to work after a long spell of some 4-weeks, intermittently of course, over the last 8-weeks of some long overdue vacation time. I apologize to all you followers there. Also, take yesterday, I mucked out the chicken coop, I also have been busy seeing after a fellow community gardener's home while he is in China for some 3-weeks...I have simply been busy is all. Life goes on with or without Garden Daddy online....SORRY!