Turns out the eggs Hermit found are...guinea eggs. He saw a female guinea sitting on the corner spot where he found all nine eggs before. I was wondering why they were so small and pointy. Not that guinea eggs are bad; with all the cases of Lyme disease we've had around here, and the suspicion that Lady did, in fact, die of Lyme disease, a few more guineas to eat the deer ticks would not hurt anything. Add that to the paranoid terror that because of the perceived threat of avian flu, we might have to isolate our flock and raise chicks on our own...it's a good thing. But I want eggs I can eat!
In other totally unrelated news, I stocked our pond today. Off the record. A few crappies that were incidental to the muskellunge rearing pond at work. Don't tell anyone...;)
AND, and this is the most exciting news of all...stay tuned for PICTURES! The Hermit just picked up five rolls from Evil Sam's today, along with photo CD's. And: next payday I will get not only a small raise, but also retroactive pay from when the contract including the raise was ratified...in July. So I should have enough to purchase the Olympus digital camera The Hermit saw at Evil Sam's, the one with 5x digital zoom and 5.1 megapixels! Woo-hoo! I'll be a real blog!