[NAFEX] Eggs of enlightenment
Sarah Kehler Ewing
skkewing at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 12 00:18:06 EDT 2009
You should hear the comments we get when people see our green and blue eggs from our Americauna chickens! They usually think they are mouldy! I also laugh at the people who want to buy "farm fresh eggs", but first want to know if they have those 'awful dark orange yolks"! Why, yes they do and I feed my chickens alfalfa hay all winter to make sure they stay that way (weeds, grass and horror of horrors: worms, slugs and bugs in the summer too!).
On the other hand, we have no trouble selling all the eggs we care to produce to my husbands co-workers for twice what our neighbours get: some people do appreciate the dark yolks and the flavour.
I remember when Brent Stauff gave me a dozen fresh eggs from his chickens. He would weed his garden and throw the weeds to the chickens. The yolks were dark orange and tasted so “eggy”.
I've met a few people who won't eat my farm eggs. They didn't come from the store. Are they safe? Won't they spoil if they aren't in the refrigerator? One threw them away after she had them a week because they were too old. And some even dumber ideas than that. And they know they're right so I don't try to educate, but I never give them eggs again. The other side of the coin are the people who insist on brown eggs and truly appreciate what my chickie girls have done and gladly pay me more than they'd pay at Wal Mart.
Toni in zone 4 Iowa USA
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