Have I mentioned that we have chickens? Let me introduce you to a few…
In 2010 my husband said to our three girls, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have chickens and gather our own eggs”? With a resounding “YES” we forged ahead building a coop and odering chicks. Are you sensing where this story is heading?
Flash forward to 2012…who do you think takes care of these little beauties? ME! The cleaning, feeding, and egg collecting novelty wore off within months. The one thing that has not gotten old is the taste of fresh organic eggs. We eat an egg meal at least once a week and bake like crazy.
When we ordered our chickens from McMurray Hatchery we chose chickens that would lay cool colored eggs. Isn’t that how real chicken farmers decide what chickens to buy? Half the fun is finding light green and speckled brown egg in the nesting box. I know they’re just eggs, but really they are pretty. Why has it taken me so long to do this project ? When I mentioned this project to my girls they were all over it. I know you can imagine the craziness and laughing that went on…kids…slimy egg goop…yup!
After cracking a few we ended up with a handful to display in one of my ironstone bowls. This was a fun project that you can do with your own eggs or eggs from your local farmers market or egg stand. Even if you use store bought eggs, you can infill with fake eggs from your favorite craft store to achieve the look you want.
This is my goal.
This may take awhile…we’ll be eating eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
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