Eggsactly What We Needed

Handsome Husband not included in Egg Purchase.

I almost forgot to share our photos of the signs we put up on Saturday. There are a couple of minor changes, in that I corrected the cut-off tops of the T’s, and I used white paint to outline “EGGS” so that it stands out more, particularly when folks are driving by. Some drivers buffalo down our road in their vehicles so hard and fast, I suspect they’ll never notice it, but for those who drive at a safer, more reasonable speed, hopefully this grabs their attention! Our girls are really being generous – we went from 695 total eggs in September, to 1780 in October. We just have to keep up with them with finding good homes for these eggs! It will enable us to cover our feed costs for them, and that will be quite the accomplishment. Ultimately, we want the farm to be sustainable and in order to do that, it needs to be able to cover its costs, and make at least a small profit in order to keep afloat. A big part of farming is being your own marketing “agvocate” – and we are learning very quickly some “best practices” in that regard. Letting folks who frequent our area know that high-quality eggs are available, and also, marking our very long driveway (you don’t see our house from the road), making it easier for those who find us on Local Harvest to find the house.

It’s what Edith Prickley would wear if she was a farmer.

I finally had the opportunity to make the homemade mayonnaise yesterday that I had talked about last Friday – and WOW is it ever delicious! I’m going to post the recipe up in the Farm Cookbook section of the site, if you’d like to try it yourself. I have to say, I like it better than any store-bought mayo I’ve ever eaten, and I am a big fan of Hellman’s!

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2 responses to “Eggsactly What We Needed”

  1. Lucy K Avatar
    Lucy K

    Hey Trase,

    I just read this article and it made me think of you – I thought you might be interested! This website (and the Food Labs in specific) have a lot of fun things to read.

    http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/08/what-are-the-best-eggs-cage-free-organic-omega-3s-grocery-store-brand-the-food-lab.html

    -Lucy

    P.S. Are you doing the turkey thing?

    1. Trase Avatar
      Trase

      Looks like a nifty site! 🙂

      We are going to get turkey poults in the spring – probably around March! 🙂

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