I counted it as two full eggs in my recipe. Hubby said, "If we had just 6 of these hens laying double-yolkers, we'd have plenty of chickens." He is right on that, but we don't get to pick and choose our hens. I have found that when a hen starts laying doubles, she continues doing it for the majority of her egg-laying life.
There was a birthday in the family this week. My Second Daughter (she's my son's wife) had her 26th birthday so I had to make her a little somethin' somethin' for the occasion --an embroidered tea towel. I had some of the flower applique pieces from Cuppycake's quilt so I used them and stitched around them with the blanket stitch. Easy-peasy and fun.
Only Daughter (G) and her baby, Cuppycake, came for the week to visit. Daddy is gone away on business for several days so the girls came out to stay with Papa and me. We're very glad about that. Tomorrow we are going to make baby-feet Christmas card prints and have them photo copied. Aren't these super-cute?
The temperature is really dipping now. I woke up this morning to 16 degrees and now tonight as I type, we are at the same temperature. Tomorrow is supposed to be our last *nice* day before the deep chill hits us with lows down to 0 degrees. I took a quick walk-about today -- no 2 mile walk to the mailbox for me. It was so cold I felt like I was walking in the arctic with the wind blowing like it was. I even had my hat tied snug around my chin so my ears didn't freeze. I am going to have to exchange my fall gloves for winter mittens right away. The water on the pond near the house is frozen over now and we must take care to check the water tanks in the feed lots lest they freeze up and the calves can't drink.
We've been seeing six to seven turkeys around the shelter belts lately so Miss Lonely Turkey now has some friends to pal around with. I haven't seen her around the barnyard lately so I'm guessing she flew up to join the others. I'm happy for her.
Thank you for your kind prayers and wishes for my injured rib. It's getting much, much better, but I still feel the ol' wooden spoon-in-the-side feeling and sneezing is difficult. I suspect it'll take a little more time to get over it. Ah well.
I found this really cute sign on Pinterest that I loved and just had to share it with you. You can print it for free here. I found another printable sign that you may like to frame for the Thanksgiving Holiday here. Give Thanks! I think that's a good note to end on.