“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Egg - less

We have been going through the local eggs hubby buys from a co-worker; the new chickens are young and the eggs are smaller.  I had to buy a carton of local eggs from the health food store at more than double the cost.  After last year's tainted egg outbreak with big ag companies, I just can't bear to buy mass produced eggs.  Can you believe I'm already thinking about where I'll buy my eggs in two years when hubby retires?  Maybe by then our neighborhood will allow backyard chickens  .. although I'm not sure I have the energy to take on another 'project.'


Sandy said...

We really enjoy eggs,the
perfect food. We are very
fortunate in that we are
able to buy ours from the
boys barber who owns a
large farm. His eggs are
the best we've ever tasted
and many times even have
double yolks. I know what
you mean about store eggs.

Felisol said...

Backyard chickens are great. A friend of mine had hens in her garden for years.I'd never tasted such lovely eggs. When I grew up in the early fifties every other house in our little valley had hens in their backyards. Even in our garden was a hen shed, but we never used it for other than playhouse for us girls and our dolls.
I feel sure a hen shed would add much joy to old and young in your family.