I’ve been trying to convince J we should get chickens, but he is very against it. It would be an investment of like $400-500 or so, which is not terrible for a lot of eggs. Think, you buy a dozen eggs every week for $2.50, so it would even out eventually. Especially if we sold them or even just gave them away to friends and family.
Anyways, his solution was to buy local eggs from a neighbor who does have chickens. Ok yes, this is a better plan than mine. And in the end we have farm fresh eggs which was the goal from the start. All I do for these eggs is facebook message her, ask for however many I want. If she has that many available, you leave money on your counter and she drops them off on her way to work.
As a former “city” gal (suburbs*), the thought of someone coming into my house and putting eggs in my fridge as I’m sleeping is still creepy to me. But apparently it’s no big deal. What do I know?
Eggs are the one thing I can actually notice a difference on when I buy fresh or from the store. I’m not sure what it is but they are definitely creamier and more full of flavor. I would choose a farm fresh egg any day over those wimpy store bought ones.
While we’re discussing eggs, lets talk about the yolks. I know for quite a while, yolks have been deemed bad because they have a lot of cholesterol. Luckily, they’ve decided against this since only some of the cholesterol in your body comes from the cholesterol in the foods you eat. 1 egg has 190 mg of cholesterol. So say half of that is absorbed, maybe, you’re doing alright. I’m not a doctor though so if (s)he says to stop eating as many eggs, maybe you should listen.
The yolk is where a lot of the vitamins are. When you only eat the white, you’re missing out on those vitamins as well as protein. I will admit, I do one egg and one egg white to fill me up a little more, but always eat the yolk.