Welcome, Spring!

Happy spring and renewal of life to all of you!

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picture taken by Númenor
picture taken by Númenor
picture taken by Ithilien
picture taken by Ithilien

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We used our backyard chickens’ eggs (these browns from our orpington, australorp, and SLW and a pale cerulean green from our ameraucana) and dyed them in glob paints pomegranate red, plum purple, berry blue, and basil green.  To make the dye bath, I poured each paint packet into a half-pint jar, added a tablespoon of vinegar to each (and then a teaspoon of baking soda to the blue jar because I forgot it’s mostly red cabbage), and added enough water to cover two eggs.  We let them sit for one or two 35-minute stretches.