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I don't have a recipe today but I just needed to share something life-related. We got our first fresh egg on the farm! We have a total of 6 chickens, just enough to give us about 30 or so eggs a week. I should really qualify that with saying that we don't have a real 100 acre farm with livestock. We have our version of a farm, a micro-farm. A self sustaining bit of the American dream, that keeps us busy, and lessens our burden on the planet. It's not a backyard farm, and it's not an agricultural operation. It's somewhere in the hazy middle.
Back to the eggs, I love these chickens, and they offer wholesome entertainment for the kids. These six chickens are about all the farm animals I can handle. Because I would only want a variety of animals for long walks in the sunset and the occasional hug, we will stick to the chickens.
We do have an orchard, 4000 square foot vegetable garden, and stables for eventual horses.
I do slightly dream of Babydoll sheep but that might be a stretch. Right now we are really thankful for these fresh organic eggs that cost $0.00, other than the feed, love, and affection that goes into it.
Our farm is more of a family endeavor in sustainable living, producing what we need to eat and put away for future seasons. We share with neighbors when we can. Getting our first fresh egg on the farm is the perfect reminder of why we work so hard to make this happen. My sweet farm cat (who lives indoors and plays outdoors and gives the best kitty hugs) is very interested in the chickens too.
Our Chez Poulet Chicken Coop was designed by the talented Heather Bullard and custom built for us. We still have a little landscaping and a cupola to build, even micro-farms have endless amounts of work year-round.
Do you have a garden? Chickens? I would love to know, please connect with me in the comments.
Looking for egg recipes? Look at our RECIPES page, eggs are so important, they are in almost all of my recipes.