So my cheese-making “Green Acres” friend invited us over to her mini farm for dinner al fresco, overlooking her pastures and barn. It was a lovely view and a lovely meal, and as evening descended she invited us to come with her out to the barn to put the chickens away for the night. When she first got her 2 chickens, I was convinced more livestock was on the horizon. I was sure it was going to be goats, but as the months passed I realized that she was not going to get some just because I thought she should. Pout.
As we walked into the barn I asked if there might be some eggs that we could take home, not being sure if her 2 ladies were laying regularly or not. She laughed and said she should have plenty, and then I saw why. She now has a dozen chickens, taking up 2 stalls in the barn and laying eggs all over the place. Score! These are probably the most pampered chickens I will ever see, and I think it shows in the very tasty eggs we brought home. I think the goats can wait.