It's been a busy week. A hectic, crazy week. The kind of week that requires some fun and relaxing recreation for the weekend. And with that purpose in mind I loaded my girls up this morning and we headed for the egg shop. There is nothing inherently fun in an egg, I know, but the egg shop here is a very unique place. It's a mini zoo; a bakery with the most delicious puff pastries to ever tingle my tongue, and of course it has loads and loads of fresh, fertile eggs. They are so fresh and fertile in fact, that in a mental lapse I spent at least a half hour researching how to hatch eggs. Youtube appealed to my every maternal instinct with videos of sweet little fuzzy chicks kicking and squirming their way out of their shells. Awwwww. Thank goodness I regained my sanity. What on earth would I do with a chicken?! A few days later I was relating my delirium to the librarian, who informed me that he had a chicken, but it was luring snakes to his yard with it's siren clucking. For the safety of his family he tried to give it away. No one wanted it. So he drove up a mountain and dropped it off. I think that is the only time in the course of my life I have ever felt bad for a chicken.
My daughters had a great time looking at all the animals.
They particularly liked the bunnies. Good thing too because I recently added them to our list of must-have farm animals. I had pet bunnies when I was a little girl and really liked them...until one decided to bite the tip of my middle finger off when I was trying to give him a carrot. It's eerily reminiscent of my run-in with my best friend's horse. I think I shall leave the feeding of our animals to the Jarhead.
Despite my bad experience and flat middle finger, I would love to keep some angora rabbits for their wool. I recently met a fellow military spouse here who spins her own yarn, and being completely fascinated by this, I've signed up for a spinning class. I just know I am going to fall madly in love with it, and have closets full of afghans I've made from the backs of my bunnies. Nex step: learn how to knit.