The Cat In The Hat Is Right
Green eggs really are good!! These eggs aren’t just eggs you purchase at the store though. These eggs are utterly fresh and raised a few block from our home. The difference of being from free range hens, which haven’t had antibiotics, hormones, and have only eaten organic food, is unbelievable. The shells are a bit stronger in these eggs, and the yellow is so much deeper in color than eggs bought from the grocery store. When you taste them…Oh! There is a big difference! Farm fresh organic eggs are so rich and delicious, I don’t think I’ll ever go any farther than down the street to that nice man who sold us these gems.
In our county there are ordinances about having live-stock. I googled our county’s regulations and found that it is perfectly legal to have four hens on your property but no rooster unless you own a certain amount of land. All I really am interested in though are the delicious eggs. I’ve seen on Craig’s List that people sell the hens for about $4.00 each and someone is always getting rid of old lumber and planks of wood to build a coop. This is so doable! I have always wanted to raise chickens but now that I have seen a person in my own neighborhood do it on his suburban homestead, I’m all the more motivated to build a coop and start raising eggs myself. Until then I’ll be picking this man’s brain on how to do it best. I’ll keep you posted! In the meantime I’m going to enjoy my breakfast and yes, a smaller cup of coffee. (See my over-caffeinated entry two posts back)