Tuesday, April 28, 2009

swines and chickens

Here at the Ramirez household we have been free and clear of the Swine flu that has been and is still going around. The three of us girls don't really get out of the house much. Jorge's hours at work are 10 am to 2 pm and back at 4 pm to 7 pm. It really takes up most of the day not allowing us to really do much or go anywhere, especially since Emily goes to bed around 7 pm.

The people in town have been wearing masks for preventative measures. We did have to make a trip to the store last night for diapers and the cashier and other employees were wearing masks. Those darned pigs!
Speaking of farm animals, the chickens around here must be a decent from the dinosaurs.
Buying eggs at most stores here is a little different than in the US. Here the eggs are not refrigerated. Mostly you will find that the farmer just packed a bunch of eggs in egg cartons. They are not sorted by size.

Take a look at the difference in size of a few eggs that we recently purchased. One is probably your "large" egg in Kroger and the other is most likely from a dinosaur chicken.
Sitting side by side:
Normal egg:
Large and in charge Dinosaur egg:

I guess we got our money's worth. We just bought 30 eggs for $2.25. Very cheap. And, that is more eggs that we normally buy. Jorge's fault! :)


Amy Strain said...

The eggs are cracking me up!! Too funny!

Valery said...

Glad to hear no flu there. My husband has family in jalos, please keep us posted.

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