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Old 05-10-2016, 12:07 PM   #1
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I'm a convert

Last weekend, I was talking to one of our master gardeners, who also keeps hens for eggs. She had a demonstration table with a couple hens and a few dozen eggs. I asked her how much she was selling them for, and she gave me a dozen! I can't remember the last time I had eggs this fresh - my mom said she used to get them from the farmers market when I was little.

DH made me fried eggs for Sunday brunch and OH MY they were beautiful and delicious. They definitely have a much richer flavor and brighter color than grocery-store eggs. Maybe I can trade her some mustard for eggs
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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That's great. Did she tell you how much she charges?
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:24 PM   #3
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I know. The yoke is deep orange rather than yellow and it stands up proud.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:01 PM   #4
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I miss farm fresh eggs. We had a feed store over where I used to live that sold eggs brought in by a local farmer. Far and away the best eggs I've ever had.

For the last couple of months I've been buying eggs at the "big box" place over by my work. They just aren't the same.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:08 PM   #5
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Oh, absolutely - nothing beats fresh eggs! The farmers market here sells them, but they are spendy - around $7/dozen. I buy them when they're available from a lady who works at the hair salon I go to, for $4/dozen. Sometimes my mechanic's wife brings some into their shop and sells them for about the same price. I save up my egg cartons for them and usually get a better deal.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:48 PM   #6
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She didn't say how much, but I will find out. I'd love to figure out something to trade - maybe a loaf of homemade bread.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:57 PM   #7
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DH recently had breakfast with a friend at a local grocery store, and said there was an Amish man selling fresh eggs. Sadly, he didn't buy any.
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:14 PM   #8
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The best eggs come from places where they are allowed to roam over a large pasture so they can eat what they desire. Of course they are also given good quality commercial feed. I'd like some laying hens, but I'd have to do a good bit of fencing because I don't trust some of my dogs.

This is what I want. They're pretty, aren't they?https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/light_brahmas.html
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We visited my sister-in-law on Mothers' Day and she was showing off her 3 hens and the nice little cage that her husband build.
They produce 3 brown eggs at least daily and my wife was impressed. She also liked how cute these hens were, roaming freely in the back yard. Now she wants them....the hens.
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I would love to have some chickens, they really do make nice pets. Unfortunately, we have too many wild and semi-wild critters around who also like chickens, but not for pets...
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