Goose eggs

My friend Carrie Lee gifted me with a pair of newly-laid goose eggs.  They’re enormous, easily three or four times the size of a (large) chicken egg.  Simply holding such a big egg is enjoyable; it fills your entire hand.  The shell feels thick and heavy, almost as though the egg wouldn’t crack if dropped.

According to Carrie Lee, her African geese lay about 24 eggs once a year, in the spring, at the rate of 1 a day.  The two eggs pictured were laid in her yard by a goose named Zulu, just under the dryer vent. See Zulu’s picture here.

I haven’t decided how to use my goose eggs yet.  I’m contemplating a lemon icebox pie, or maybe a pot of egg custard.

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