I recently discovered, just a few minutes drive from my home, a beautiful garden
where the homeowners raise chickens for eggs. They are now selling pretty colored
eggs as 'the girls' are quite prolific at this time of year.
Brian is a charming local high school music director, his wife a former professional
ballerina, and they have a baby. . . . . . and this beautiful array of stylish chickens!
The yellow chicken house is cute and I had a fleeting thought I would like one in my
back garden where I could raise my own girls and gather fresh eggs - Bob was not in
So each week Brian has a dozen or more eggs for me - and now we leave the
money on his car in the driveway and he puts the eggs there for pickup.
Photos 'borrowed' from Brian.
Aren't the chickens fun to see. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . and their eggs are so tasty!
Being a non-meat eater I do use a lot of eggs, both in main dishes,
and of course baking.
Do you raise chickens?
Have you ever considered this rewarding hobby?
Do you have a neighbor nearby who has chickens?
Do you try to buy cage-free and organic eggs?
Are you aware of how some chickens are raised in atrocious
conditions for the commercial market, which is just heartbreaking?
Tomorrow I'll bake more muffins to share with the neighbors, and a
mushroom and spinach quiche for supper - thankfully I have great eggs
from happy chickens for both!
Stay well and eat healthy dear friends.