Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Well aren't we just King and Queen Locavore of Hippie Hollow!

I just got back from a walk across the neighborhood where I met a very nice family with a flock of 6 chickens in their backyard.

My wife -- who likes to be called "Fayrene" when she's on the Internet -- had emailed Linda after seeing her mention on our neighborhood email list that she has chickens and gives away eggs on a regular rotation. Fayrene said "yes please, and can we give you some produce?" and since Fayrene is in class tonight, it was left to me to do the walking.

Long story short, I came home with these ...

... and left them a bundle of green onions. I think we definitely got the better end of the deal, but it's kind of an in-between time of the season. By next round, we'll have squash and maybe tomatoes to make it up to them.

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update, 5/5/2008

The eggs got eaten yesterday morning. We poached them and served them on English muffins with bacon and avocado, with cheddar cheese sauce on top. As is true of many of my attempts at writing about food, we forgot to take a picture as we were too busy stuffing our faces.



Blogger Melanie said...

I totally want a flock of chickens. Did their yard/domicile smell ... distinct?

April 30, 2008 10:44 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

No, it smelled fine. From the extensive reading I've been doing on the subject, it seems you want to have plenty of litter (hay, wood shavings, etc) and change it regularly.

May 1, 2008 7:53 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Dude, that sounds like too much work. (goofy emoticon)

May 1, 2008 11:37 AM  

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