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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Farm Fresh Eggs

Greetings from me to you for a Happy Fourth of July Weekend! 

 

 

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Usually our immediate and extended family meets at our house for the 4th and this year is no exception.  I’ve menu planned and will start the preparations today getting ready for around 17 people.

 

In the meantime let’s talk about eggs!

With all the news reports and talk of caged chickens, hormones, etc. I had a mental image of a farm house I pass by nearly everyday.  They have had a simple sign up that stated “Eggs for Sale”.  When I decided I was going to pull into their driveway and purchase a dozen I realized the sign was no longer there.

 

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And I couldn’t even be sure without the sign which house it was to even stop and ask them.

 

 

Recently while I was at my Mom’s house I asked her if she knew anyone who sold fresh farm eggs.  “Why yes, someone at my beauty shop does!” 

 

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So later that week I drove her to the Beauty Shop (as she calls it) and sure enough found these eggs.  I found it interesting that hardly any two are alike.  The seller, a farm wife/hair dresser explained that they owned a variety of chickens and of course they all lay different color and sizes of eggs.  Silly me asked her what type of chickens they had but she didn’t know their names, they were just chickens.

 

The price seemed very fair since they had just been removed from the coup two days earlier.

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I knew they were going to even taste better, being fresh and countryfied and all!

 

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Is it just me or do fresh eggs from the country and America just go together?

 

 

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I’m not sure if it’s because my daughter, Jamie was home to enjoy breakfast with us or what, but

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They really did taste quite good.  I’m sure Martha would approve.

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Be safe, have fun and I hope we don’t get rained on like they are predicting!

Donna

10 comments:

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Ohhh yes...there is nothing like fresh farm eggs. Of course, living in out in the country affords us this sweet luxury! We don't have chickens but we know several families in our area who does and sells eggs. They do taste better! Hehe! Girlfriend, I do believe that you and your photos have made me hungry! I think I caught a smell of the bacon frying! Hehe!

Donna, I just seen your post pop up and had to come over to say hello and see how you are doing! It's been a long time since we have visited! I do hope that my note finds you and your sweet family well!

Have a Happy 4th of July, sweet lady!

Chari @Happy To Design

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love fresh eggs, and I really do think they taste better. YOur breakfast looks fabulous. Hope you have a super 4th. Hugs, Marty

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

As Martha would say, "it's a good thing", and I agree. Even though I live in the city I still have quite a bit of land and so does my daughter who lives right next door. She has six different kinds of chickens and the eggs her chicks lays are definitely better than any I've ever bought in the store. Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July!

Melissa Miller said...

Yummy! I love eggs and must admit I have never had farm fresh before. I want to try them.

Thank you very much for your kind comment on my new haircut and weight loss. I really apprecuiate it Donna. You're the best!

Hope you have a happy 4th with no rain! ~Melissa :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I'm not even sure I've ever had a fresh egg. I may have to search some out! Happy 4th!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Donna! Your breakfast looks so yummy! I grew up with fresh eggs since my grandparents lived across the road and raised chickens. They are delicious! And my sister and I loved it when we got the occasional double yolk! Hope you have a wonderful 4h!...hugs...Debbie

Nancy said...

I agree...they do taste better! The first time we bought farm fresh eggs...we ate the whole dozen...at one time....I know!!! Well...there was 4 of us...so 3 eggs each...not too bad... ;) Nancy

stitching under oaks said...

There is nothing like a breakfast of farm fresh eggs...hope you had a wonderful fourth!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Farm Fresh Eggs...of course taste better. My son raises chickens for fresh eggs for his 6 kids. They love collecting them too.
Very, American, I'd say, especially in a bowl with a flag or fried up with bacon...yum. I could almost smell that bacon.

Deanna said...

Donna, these eggs are beautiful! They look delicious and the egg is so nutritious for us,
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