Fresh eggs - no salmonella
Aug. 23, 2010 6:41 am
Updated: Sep. 16, 2010 2:51 pm
After three straight weeks of 100+ degree temperatures, I was getting pretty fed up with my hens.
Face it, chickens are dirty, nasty, and fowl (ha ha - admit it - that was funny ) creatures. And when you live in an area with 100% humidity, having to trek down the ole dirt road to feed, water, and clean coops in 100+ degree weather (not to mention wasps,
mosquitoes, gnats, noseeums, and those hideous grasshoppers and locusts buzzing about - shudder), I was THIS close to saying chuck it all .... until the recent egg recall reminded me of the benefits of home grown products.
As soon as the egg/salmonella news hit, I was inundated by friends and family members wanting to know if I had any extra eggs. Even my daughter who (cringes at the sight of a brown egg) swung by unexpectedly asking me for a couple dozen eggs (playing up the
*for your grandchildren* sympathy routine lol).
And so, as I head prepare to head off this morning for ye ole hen coop, I feel a little more love in my heart for my hens. They'll be getting an extra treat today.