Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Who's the April Fool??

You'd think it'd be easy to fool a bunch of gals whose brains are literally the size of a pea, right? Well, I did...and it worked for a week or so. But being that today is April Fool's Day, I guess they decided to turn the tables on me. Wish you could have been there to see my face! My girls have a habit of forgetting where to lay their eggs if all of their gifts are collected at the end of the day, so I decided to fool them by buying some realistic looking plastic eggs I found on an Easter display at our favorite mom and pop hardware store up the road. They are the speckled ones in the photo above. I tossed a few into the empty nesting boxes and the girls sit right on top of them and lay more. I collect the real ones at the end of the day and first thing in the morning they go back and sit on the nest where the plastic eggs live. For the past week, I have been smuggly celebrating my genius... until this morning when I opened the coop and found most of the dozen eggs of various colors kicked out of their various nesting boxes and unnecessarily sh*t upon. How rude! Not sure who or what might have tipped them off, but I'll not be so easily deterred. I brought the soiled imposters into the house and scrubbed them until the dirt and the spots came off. When the girls were out hunting worms in the rain this afternoon, I ran back up to the coop and inserted just the brown eggs back in the nests.
Hmmph, we'll see who's the last fool....


Carla said...

ok, I had no idea! I have see the wooden ones before and wondered what they were for-silly birds:)

Ellen said...

are your girls still egging you on?

my chickiepie friend uses golf balls to keep her girls from eating their eggs but I have never heard her talk about having to scrub her balls

Ellen said...

I was telling Bman about your girls antics and he made me wonder did the girls do this because they were upset with you? He told me his girls used to act up similiarly when he'd go out of town.
was this when you took off to see the iceman?


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