February 24, 2021

For those of you who don't know us that well, I will start with an introduction to our middle daughter Lucy.

She has always been her dad's little helper. She loves the farm, and is frequently found knee deep in the daily operations. I would call her sassy - she knows what she wants and how to get it - sometimes to both our detriments! She has a great sense of humour and is always willing to laugh at herself, as well as those closest to her...Her only downfall, in my humble option, is that sometimes she speaks before she thinks.

One of our favorite Lucy bloopers was a few years ago when she asked "Do you think bunnies can jump?". Her explanation was that they can hop, but can they jump??? Her sisters tease her mercilessly about this.

So, this past week, Lucy has been collecting the eggs and putting them into flats. When I began to pack them from the flats into the cartons, I noticed that all the eggs were placed in the flats upside down....(here is the horrible part)…the first thought I had was "Oh my...Lucy can't even tell which end of the egg is up?"

So, stellar mother that I am, I mentioned it at dinner that night. And this is where, I was suddenly served up some humble pie!

Lucy informed me that she had done some research, and had found out, that eggs are supposed to be stored with the pointed end down to stop the air sac from touching the yolk. This decreases the risk of contamination and helps keep the egg fresher longer.

Great job Lucy - keeping this old girl on her toes! I am so proud of the wonderful, smart young lady you have become.

Lisa McNiven

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