The chicken or the egg?
In Granny's case, it was the egg. Mr. Granny is holding firm on "NO! We will not have chickens in our back yard!" I've told him the horror stories of the poor antibiotic filled hens that are mass producing the eggs he's been eating. I've tried to tell him how good the eggs would taste when laid by happy, free running hens, that were eating bugs and worms. I've touted how much more nutritious the eggs from free range hens are, in comparison to those from caged chickens. I begged for just three chickens. I was preaching to deaf ears.
So what was I to do? I'll tell you......I got me an "Egg Lady"!
I decided to check Craig's List for eggs from free range chickens. The very first one found sold eggs for $2.50 per dozen, and if I bought three dozen at once, she would include a dozen banty eggs for free. And they were delivered to the door! Well, I emailed her right away, and ordered three dozen eggs. The next day, the lady from Eggstravagant Eggs of Benton City, WA was at my front door with......
My lady came in with the big basket full of eggs, and with an extra half dozen "Because I'm late"! Aren't they gorgeous? The little blue Bantam egg is almost too pretty to eat, and the basket was included.
I guess it was just meant to be. It turns out her parents live right around the corner from us, Mr. Granny knows her father, and her brother used to work for us! I'm just happy to have found an affordable source for farm fresh eggs, two of which Mr. Granny is consuming right now.