Metro DC and Farm Fresh Eggs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MissPrissy, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am getting on average 19 - 24 eggs per day from my pullets. The eggs have really come up in size and the yolks are orangey and sit high on a compact white. They are amazing to bake with!

    I sent a basket of 60 (sixty!) eggs to work with my husband before Christmas to help with the overflow. I went from 11 eggs one day to 20+ the next and every day there after. After 5 days I had more eggs than I could bake with and with so many people gone for the holidays no one to pass them on to. So, I sent them off to Metro D.C. thinking those folks would jump at a chance for farm fresh eggs probably better than any egg they could buy in a grocery store up there.


    I am surprised daily by the people who turn down FREE farm fresh eggs.

    A large number of people turned their nose up at them! Can you believe it?

    They were shocked at brown eggs, light brown and dark brown. The speckles on the eggs set them into near fits of disbelief.

    I told my husband he should have told them the eggs in the grocery store are spray painted white. Or that the brown eggs are rooster eggs! Hahahahahahaha! I crack me up! (Get it? Crack like to crack an egg? Never mind - )

    The people who really knew what was being offered took them graciously. They even sent a note of thank you home to me. They came back to work the next day with tales of what they did with the eggs for supper that night. I know one person was waiting for my eggs to try homemade eggnog.

    I believe I could write a book on hens and eggs but it wouldn't do any good for the most part. It seems most city folk are so far removed from their source of food one lady didn't even believe the egg actually came out of the chicken. My husband told her it was true, straight out of a chicken butt. This same woman took a few eggs home, put them inthe trunk of her car actually, to transport them so they would not contaminate her car. Forgot they were there and they froze over night. Which, of course, caused the shells to crack. She came back telling how she had "yellow stuff' in her car and she didn't know an egg would freeze. Doh! He had to explain the 'yellow stuff' was the yolk. Also that pretty much anything will freeze in 20 degree weather. Even eggs!


    People like that will starve to death if left in the wild for very long.

    Actually, the more I think it about it that is pretty sad to be that ignorant about food resources.
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I believe that MissPrissy!!..DD lives in DC and works at the Pentagon!!..I've told her lots of times I would send eggies with her if her co-workers wanted to try farm fresh!!...they turn their nosies up and said folks! [​IMG]
  3. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I had someone ask if they could buy some eggs from me until he asked if they were fertile...........then his voice deepened and he said forget it, i dont eat fertile eggs!!!! Does this lesson ones manlihood?
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  4. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Songster

    Nov 15, 2007
    People are so weird! I think they're so used to grocery store food they mistrust backyard produce.

    I also think a lot of people believe that eggs go bad seconds after being taken from the fridge, so they are leery of eggs that arrive in a basket. If they'd gone in an ice chest you might have had more takers. They probably thought the eggs were spoiled!

    I grew up in DC (Bethesda), and never saw a brown egg until I moved to New England as an adult. Even then, I worried that they'd taste different.
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    It's surprising to me that the smarter we get the more ignorant we get as well. We have all this technology surrounding us: We can get on an airplane and get almost anywhere in the world in 1 to 2 days; we can get on the internet and send messages to anyone, anywhere, in an instant; we have cars and phones that are smarter than some people; we have cures and vaccinations for diseases that used to kill millions of people; AND PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT EGGS COME FROM CHICKENS AND MILK COMES FROM COWS!!!
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    The eggs disappeared fast by those who knew what they were getting. The basket was empty quickly.

    It was just amazing the people who didn't think the eggs would be the quality of a grocery store egg. Huh?

    That was even more surprising.

    Even a few of my husbands friends at work tried to explain how much better my farm fresh eggs are but they still looked a little shell shocked at the idea of eggs from any place but the grocery store and any color other than white. I have some Marans and those eggs are really dark compared to the others. Those were the ones they thought were most unnatural.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Around here milk comes from goats. LOL I have a small herd of dairy goats.

    I read somewhere that 75% of the world population drinks goat milk not cow milk. It is the American Dairy Asso that pushed cow milk and greater prodution to the point Americans are baffled by goat milk and think of it as sub-quality when it is actually better for children than the cow milk.
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I think cow's milk is gross for some reason. But I bet goat's milk is nice, I certainly like goat's milk cheese.

    Miss prissy, how does goat's milk taste?

    BTW your basket of eggs look so good, I can't imagine people questioning farm fresh eggs!
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:If I get the chickens I want to for a colorful egg basket, I won't even color eggs for Easter next year!

    On another note, someone gave us 3 dozen farm fresh eggs and we already had 3 dozen so we gave some to our in-laws. My 3 yr old son would NOT let them take the blue-green eggs no matter what! We haven't had chickens long at all, but he's head over heels for them!
  10. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    MissPrissy said:
    I believe I could write a book on hens and eggs but...."

    Why don't you write that book? Be sure to include that photo of your egg basket filled to the brim with beautiful eggs.

    A few years ago, I sent a carton of eggs to one of our employees which included one of my pride & joy green eggs. The little girl remarked to her father, "Daddy, one of those eggs has gone bad, it's all green." [​IMG]

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