It's finally happened! Not one, but two of the girls started laying on the very same morning. Though I know it is but a simple fact of life (I am chicken, I lay egg), somehow it feels as if the girls laid these eggs as a personal favor just for us. The blue one for me -- I found it just to the outside of the three little nest boxes I set up in the hen house (I'm sure the ladies will improve their aim over time). The brown one for Isaac -- he found it nestled on the ground next to the feeder. We are jubilant this morning.
"Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
He chortled in his joy."