We acquired twelve new ladies — a couple Rhode Island Reds, some Americanas, and some Sextants. They are out of the house and now outside. They are not yet laying, but they sure are having fun. The older ladies were not sure about the additions at first, but now are laying frantically.
So what do we do with our abundance? Why the Farmers’ Market, of course! We are having fun letting people pick out their own eggs. The eggs are white, green, tan and brown, and stacked in bowls. The kids especially love getting their empty egg carton to gently load their selection of eggs.
Some people like picking out just one color, but most made their carton a mix of all the colors. How often can you offer your family “green eggs and ham”? All the eggs taste the same, it’s just the shell color that’s different.
Although its still early in the season, we ended up spending our profits rather quickly with fresh herbs and greens, not to mention honey and baked goods. We didn’t quite have enough for some of the handcrafted items, but maybe next trip…
The musician that came out this time was really good and all the vendors tried to drop a little into his hat. It was amazing to see what artist had. They have beautiful drawings of bugs! I confess to not having paid much attention to those pesky things before, but the detailed drawings presented how pretty some of them can be.
If you haven’t been to a Farmers’ Market, you really should give it a try! It is so fun to see the wide variety available (it’s all fresh) and so much fun to chat and hear all the stories.