So lately I've been very whiny about the apparent egg drought my girls were experiencing. Everybody is 22.5 weeks and not an egg from the lot. On top of the egg drought we've also had a rain drought. Not a drop of rain for a couple of months. Everything is brown and crunchy. So today it rained. Starting last night and going right on through the day it has steadily rained. Rain, rain, rain everywhere. The girls were all hunkered down under the shed this morning not daring to venture forth into the monsoon. What IS this stuff falling from the sky? So what do you think I found in the nest box this evening? That's right- our first egg!!!!! Look how adorable this egg is. This may be the most perfect first egg ever. (The white egg is a store egg and is for scale.) Apparently my chickens lay dehydrated eggs and need water to make them poof out. Excuse me as I go do the Happy Egg Dance of Joy around my house. You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.