Farm fresh eggs
Just want to encourage everyone out there to find a farmer to get your eggs from. I get my beef, chickens and eggs from the same farmer. I've heard that eggs at the grocery store are usually about 5 weeks old by the time they hit the store shelves. If you've never done it try this comparison...crack an egg from the store and crack an egg just a few days old from a farmer. You will see and taste a difference! Just imagine when grocery stores have a sale and a dozen eggs are reduced to .99 how old they must be that the store wants to move them quickly. I go every Friday night to pick up eggs for our family and a few others. It's great to drive in the driveway and have to watch for the chickens as they run all over the place free ranging as chickens were meant to do:) Fun fact I learned: the color of the egg is determined by the breed of chicken and not by the feed. Also in colder weather chicken tend to lay fewer and smaller eggs. You can trick them by sprinkling paprika in their water. It keeps their insides warm and they lay better when it's cold.
5/23/2013 10:31:42 am
Carol! Love your blogs. Really had a lot of fun canning and baking together and supper tasted wonderful. The rhubarb upside down cake was a winner.
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I grew up and have lived in Iowa until recently when I moved to a small town in Illinois to begin a new chapter in my life which includes a loving supportive husband and numerous grandchildren to spoil. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.
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