somehow "cloaca" comes up in my life often. it might be a word you've never uttered or even heard but for some reason, it's in my vocabulary and comes out of my mouth often enough that it's worth noticing. sorta wish it wasn't... at any rate, a cloaca is essentially, a bird butt.
it relates to this particular post in that eggs come out of the cloaca (totally necessary for laying eggs) and this post is about eggs.
the peep peeps arrived at my parents' this week. squeeeeeeeeee.
it's unclear to me how we'll eat these. well, they won't look like this when they go to be... you know. i guess i've been telling myself, "self... you're going to eat chicken, aren't you? yes... you are. the chicken from the store you eat is not good for you or the chickens. these chickens here, they're living a nice life. and they're not full of antibiotics. so eat them."
we all sort of felt weird when they arrived though. pop decided he had better order some layer-chickens so that some are left when these ones to go market. literal empty nest. so... some no-kill chickens are on their way.
speaking of laying chickens... some chickens lay colored eggs. i've seen this on martha stewart before which is why i thought it had to be SO exotic that i'd never see a naturally turquoise egg in real life. but some friends have chickens that lay those! crazy. aren't they pretty:
so colored eggs are fun. but this is easter, and easter calls for extreme colored eggs.
you don't need to spend $3.00 on paas to get easter eggs, people. if you don't know this, i'm sort of ashamed for you, but here is how you make colored easter eggs.
1 tsp white vinegar
food coloring in various colors
this requires knowledge of the color wheel and basic color mixing rules. you should know this. you should. mix your colors so that there are 20 DROPS of food coloring (at least) in every separate color cup. so, for turquoise you might add 10 drops of blue and 10 drops of green
1/2 cup boiling water
add to cup and stir. now add an egg for at least 5 minutes (for a bold color) or closer to one minute for pastel colors.