An Egg-ucation.


In case I didn't explain my whereabouts,
I'm currently in Oklahoma...
where, luckily, Tyler's cousin has a farm.

Now, it's not your typical farm.

It's that other kind.

The "Orthopedic-surgeon-and-his-beautiful-Nordic-family
who-gave-up-suburban-life-to-live-on-a-self-sustained-farm
because-they-wanted-to-raise-their-family-in-a-fun-&-healthy-lifestyle" kind.

Totally common.

If I weren't such a prissy wimp,
I'd do it in a heartbeat.

If for no other reason than the thrill of shooting a gun for the first time...




... the farm animals really made me fall in love with the idea.




Especially the chickens.





Sandy (Tyler's cousin) is the resident goddess of the farm. 

She makes her own manchego cheese,
home schools her four blond children, 
brews her own beer, 
& is currently planting a vineyard.

Sandy cracked these two eggs open
 in hopes of giving me a tutorial.

Afterwards, I feel I have no choice 
but to move out to a farm 
just for the luxury of having endless fresh eggs.

Look at the difference in these two eggs:





Both are from the farm's chicken coop
and are great quality eggs that would be delicious.

But isn't the difference in color astounding?

Did you know that many eggs in grocery stores 
are around 3-6 months old
by the time they get to our homes?**

Eek!

So I guess for all of us
who will only get as close to farm life
as the pair of Hunter boots in our closet...
it's good to remember:

Buy local, 
eat in season, &
relish in the goodness
of fresh, pure food!







*all images original to aspiring kennedy
** this seemed to be common knowledge to others at the farm. i cannot validate this statement.
Posted on December 28, 2011 and filed under "delicious dish".