For a week now I have not posted, I thought because of password problems in accessing my website. Turns out it was just my computer browser, more on that later.
Can you guess which egg is ours? Eggs from the store, it does not matter if they are labeled organic, free range, or free organic, do not match up in color, firmness, flavor or nutrients. When our eggs run low, usually November through January, I buy eggs. I have yet to find eggs that are not from chickens that are really allowed the freedom of the pasture/yard to compare in any shape or form.
If I get some new chicks going the beginning of April, I can be assured of eggs through the winter. After many years of pushing the date I start hatching or buying chicks into warmer weather, I have decided it is time to suffer the chore of keeping the chicks warm in March. If the chicks don’t reach the correct age (about 6 months) by about the beginning of October, then they will not lay eggs until the following spring.
If my plan to hatch out a good number of chicks, keats, ducks, and turkeys this spring pans out, we should have plenty of eggs next winter. I won’t have to buy eggs that when they are scrambled they are hardly yellow.
While I am on eggs and comparisons I want to say a word about food studies. I often see where a certain food or a vegetarian diet is good or bad for you. One item I have never seen in these studies, and the most important piece of data, is whether a given food is pasture raised without chemicals or whether it is industrial, chemical food like substance found in most grocery stores.
Back to computers, they sure are helpful when they work, but when they don’t they screw everything up. Heck, our local library will close if the computers don’t work.
The egg on the right is ours.