This weeks Foto Friday challenge is EGGS. Go check out what others have come up with by clicking here. Since eggs are a staple in my diet it's not too difficult to get pictures.
Our eggs usually come from two sources. One is our Amish farmer and the other is my friend. Sometimes, but not often, I get eggs from someone at church as well. The chickens are pasture raised and grain fed. I wish I had some store-bought eggs to show the comparison between fresh farm eggs and factory-farm eggs. The yolks of the farm eggs are a vibrant orange color while factory eggs are rather pale looking. A good documentary on small farming vs. factory farming is Food, Inc. Check it out from your library or get it from Netflix.
Once the eggs make it here they are put in the garage refrigerator. We try to keep at least 10-15 dozen in there. The reason for this is that sometime between November and March there can be a shortage of laying going on. I do not like to run out.
Every morning I eat my eggs. Quite often I eat my eggs as a before bed snack. There are always hard-boiled eggs waiting for a nice protein snack for anybody who needs it. My recipe for egg salad can be found here.
The morning breakfast ritual:
One patty of homemade turkey sausage, chopped; one tbs. of smashed, chopped garlic; two eggs; about a tbs. butter; one hot iron skillet.
To this I add Trocomare, Emeril's Essence and nutritional yeast flakes. I eat this every morning except when dh cooks on Sunday mornings. He adds veggies to it. :)
I absolutely must give thanks to God here for His provision. Without His blessing we would not be eating these wonderful eggs.