Friday, June 25, 2010

The Mammoth Egg

When I told my boys that we had a mammoth egg and that they should come and see it, they were awe struck. "But,..... aren't they....... extinct?!?"

All that needs to be said about this has already been said in one succinctly brilliant post by Sairer at Vintage, Pretty and Shabby in her post entitled,"Massive". She's the one who suggests that the french word for  egg - "oeuf" - is much more descriptive (oooof!) of a hen's efforts with these things. Leave it to the french (I say fondly).......

Well, that's my scandalous post for the day!

Love, Kate


  1. Hilarious! Got the whole family giggling over this one.

  2. Ooooof! or rather, owe. That looks like it hurt!

  3. Hi Katy Noelle,

    What a lovely start of the day to read your egg story. You had me laughing behind the computer already!

    We will be going to England shortly. We rented a small cottage nearby Bath, with a large garden and a view. We are all looking forward to it very much. We plan to visit Bath and follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen, visit several gardens and castles, walk through the English countryside and read a book or two.

    I hope you and your family will have a lovely vacation too! See you back again in about a month!

    Lieve groet,

    Madelief x

  4. Really strange. Did you buy it ? was it with the other oeufs ? because it could have been difficult to close the box, isn't ?
    Very funny and I am sorry for the poor hen !

  5. Dear Katy, 'Holytoot' is, I think, the only really appropriate response here. The next thing which comes to mind is, What is to happen to said egg? By whom is it to be eaten? Unfair on others. Do you have an egg cup stable enough to hold it? Or is it to be scrambled, shared and lost? Such decisions!

  6. Corrr! that's a whopper!!! ouch!

    hello Mrs N, thank-you so much for that lovely bit about little old 'moi' and my 'oeufs' do say such nice things!
    have a super duper weekend x

  7. One of the girls is an over-achiever I see-enjoy!

  8. :-)) Dear- you make me laughing- it´s a wonderful story and great photos :-))
    Who was eating it? Or is it in your showcase beside your treasures and lovley china? So you can be the museum of Vermont- the lady with the Mammutegg :-))
    Enjoy your day, Lovely-

    a big hug- Ines

  9. More like ouch! That poor hen! ;-)

    That's my giggle for the morning, Katy. Thanks!


    Sheila :-)

    P.S. That sheep on your sidebar is ADORABLE!

  10. Kids say the cutest things! Love the way they think.

    That is one BIG egg :)

  11. Dear Katy,

    That was a funny story and great photos! Glad I stopped by for a visit.

    Greetings from Georgia/USA


  12. Are they fresh from the farm? I can't see a supermarket egg ending up in a carton looking like that baby. If it was indeed a free range chicken, I would have to wonder how much freedom that girl has been given.

    Was there a double yolk? My grandmother sometimes gave us double yolk eggs and they were huge like that.

  13. ooh la la!

    fun post. :)



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