Thursday, February 20, 2014

chickens and eggs and salads, oh my!

Being a small scale chicken farmer, I get the same questions a lot.

Do they run around your backyard all day?

How do you know so much about chickens if you grew up in the suburbs?

Do you guys eat a lot of eggs or something?

The answers are: yes, I read a lot of books and blogs, and YES! We eat a lot of eggs.

The girls have really kicked it into gear lately with the egg laying business so mama is happy. It was depressing to have to buy eggs at the store over the holidays and beyond. Thankfully, they have stopped molting and started laying again. Except Beaker. She's our lone hold-out. How do I know? Just like a mama knows her twins, I know who lays by their egg color. And Beaker is easy to spot. Although my girls are Easter Eggers and I purchased them with one thought in mind: I WANT COLORED EGGS LIKE MARTHA STEWART HAS, Beaker is an anomaly. She lays brown eggs.


Anyway, here's a familiar sight these days:

Oh, and by the way, that brown one you see is a fake egg, used to stimulate production. :)

Anyway, here's what I retrieved just now from the coop:

But let's get to the point here. I wanted to share a recipe from all the "egg eating" that we do around here. Hopefully you'll try it and enjoy!

Egg Salad Sandwiches:
4 eggs, boiled and diced
2-3 Tablespoons Mayo (I prefer less because I'm not a mayo fan)
Several dashes of:
dry mustard

Mix and serve on your favorite whole wheat bread!
Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

  1. I hate to say this in print but I NEVER eat eggs - can't stand them but I would love to have a couple of chickens.