Animals & Wildlife Magazine

Lesson 729 – Quotable Chicks

By Wendythomas @wendyenthomas

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks


The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
Zora Neale Hurston

They came, they came! This week, my set of 2013 White House Easter eggs arrived from the National Park Foundation.

I’ve been ordering these eggs for years and our Easter holiday just wouldn’t be the same without all of my White House eggs lined up for show.

This year the eggs are a vibrant neon color (in the past, they’ve switched it up with pastels) and if you order the entire set (which I always do) you get an extra “Bo” egg (that turquoise/blue one in front) “signed” by Bo (the others ones are “signed” by Barack and Michelle Obama.) The Bo egg has a picture of the family dog on it, while the other eggs have a picture of the Easter Bunny skipping rope.

These wooden eggs were created to replace the hard-boiled eggs of yore used for the White House Easter Egg roll. They are made in the U.S from FSC-certified hardwood and each gift box is made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) chain of custody certified paperboard (say that 3 times fast.)

Each child that attends the Egg roll is given one as a souvenir.

When my kids were younger, I had visions of taking them down to D.C for the Easter Egg roll but in order to get in, you have to enter a national lottery and although we entered each year, our name just never came up.

In hind-site, I suppose that was a blessing, 6 little chicks going every which way in a large crowd – even this seasoned mama hen would have ended up having a bit of a heart-attack right there on the White House lawn.


As always, happy weekend everyone, health and happiness (and safety) to your flock.

Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at [email protected]

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