These days we’re getting about 6 eggs a day….that’s a lot for us to eat. But eat them, we do; scrambled, fried, hardboiled and included in all sorts of puddings, cookies and breads. Still, they’re beginning to pile up in the fridge a bit!
So, the purpose of this post is to try to rehome some eggs. Our eggs come from various breeds and sizes. We get some white, some brown, and some really brown! There are some little eggs, some regular eggs, and just about daily we get a giant double yolker! Our hens are fed on grain that is grown and ground by local farmers, Stan and Roy Neu. They’re also out in the yard everyday to scrounge for bugs, nibble on grass, and scratch up the compost. We keep is symbiotic; we feed them good food and they give us good food. The yolks are a deep orange like a sunset, nothing like the pale yellow yolks found in the supermarkets. The truth of the matter is that supermarket eggs are proven to be inferior to a farm-raised, pastured hen’s egg. Mother Earth News reports that pastured eggs have:
• 1⁄3 less cholesterol
• 1⁄4 less saturated fat
• 2⁄3 more vitamin A
• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
• 3 times more vitamin E
• 7 times more beta carotene
Not to mention 4-6 times the amount of Vitamin D!
So the purpose of this post, once you get past the propaganda, is to ask if anyone would like to be a regular purchaser of eggs from us? We could sell 1 or 2 dozen a week to 2 different families for $2 a dozen. This won’t go on through the winter as the chickens will molt and slow down their laying as the daylight wanes.
Any takers, just comment here or message me on Facebook!