One of the fun things about yardening is that I never know what I’m going to encounter. Like today, I was digging in one of my flower beds to plant some marigolds. I was pulling the dirt in around the edge of the marigold, when I found an egg buried under a sweet william.
Cool, I physically laughed out loud. I walked across the yard where my husband was mowing and told him, “I need to show you something.”
He followed me to the flowerbed. He laughed and said, “Isn’t that something. I bet it’s a turtle egg.”
We both shared a laugh at the interesting things we find on our property.
I agreed with him about the turtle egg. We used to see turtles in our yard making nest. So far though, we’ve never seen a baby turtle.
I covered the egg back up with soil. I hope that it may one day hatch out a turtle. Unfortunately, we’ve had more than a few freezing temperatures this past month. This egg is really close to the top of the soil so it may not be viable now.
Or it might be, we’ll see, time will surely tell.
Have a great rest of the week.
May all your surprises be fun ones.
There may be more eggs. I stopped digging around as soon as I saw the egg.
Also, I’m just guessing it’s a turtle egg. I honestly don’t know what kind of egg it is.
Edited in May 30, 2017- This is not a turtle egg. It’s a hen of some sort.
see my updated post: Fox Eggs
It’s always amazing what we can find on the internet, answers to a question today, posted years ago.
This afternoon my husband comes into the house and says, “I just found something weird in the garden, I want to show it to you, see what you think.”
In our case, the egg had been dug up and eaten, leaving the bottom half in the soil, the top half pulled off, and dirt flung away from the hole. If I hadn’t found your post about foxes burying eggs, I would not have worked it out!
Thank you E.C.