Winner, winner....Eggs for Dinner

This week a family that we are friends with let me know that they have fresh eggs available. Clean eggs from free range chickens. It's like Christmas in April for me. Sounds a bit silly I am sure, but after a raccoon dashed my own hopes for eggs on our farmette, I was glad to get an egg source just down the road.


They are so beautiful in the dish I am not sure I can eat them. Seriously, I doubt they will last the week. I have a standing order for a dozen per week. Sweet.


The book, Kentucky Superstitions, details some local folklore about animals and insects.....and chickens as well. Here are a few for your enjoyment:

It brings good luck to have a ten toed chicken.

It causes bad luck to have a soft-shelled egg.

Chickens hatched in June are said to sleep all the time.

If you place the eggs under a sitting hen with the left hand, they will hatch hens; with the right hand, roosters.

If a hen is set after the sun goes down, all the eggs will hatch. It is unlucky to bring in or take out eggs after dark.

To eat chicken feet makes one beautiful.

* I am going to stick with the eggs.....no chicken feet for me. *

Comments

  1. Oh I just love your sayings and jokes. The eggs are wonderful...good for you to have a great local supplier. I’ve missed visiting your blog--work is snowing me under and I have had no time at all. I am so missing my blog buddies :)
    I so wish you would link up some Friday for Farm Friend Friday too :)

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  2. Hey gal, I went in to the linky tool and was able to put your post up for you. If you don’t like that picture--just tell me and I can take it down in an instant. I love the pretty eggs!!

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  3. Yep, I think I'd stick with the eggs also:) I just love the look of farm fresh eggs....love all the colors!

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  4. Ever since we started selling eggs, we are lucky to get any to ourselves. We keep adding more chickens but then the word gets out and someone else adds their name to our delivery list (yes... we deliver!)

    We currently get about 10 dz a week and need 14 to keep the mob at bay!

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  5. I agree with you. No chicken feet for me either. Once was enough.

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  6. Great post. Now I know why all my baby chicks turned out to be roosters;)

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  7. Oh my gosh. I hadn't thought of eating chicken feet forever!!! My father cooked some up when I was a kid. I did NOT partake. He did, however. UGH!

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  8. Your egg photograph is really wonderful, Farmchick.

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  9. Love farm fresh eggs. No chicken feet for me please!

    www.thisfarmfamilyslife.blogspot.com

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  10. There really is no comparison between fresh farm eggs vs. store eggs, is there? :)

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  11. I agree with you,chicken feet are a definite no-no! Those eggs are lovely. My ducks have started laying again,yay!

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  12. Too cute...love your post! We have a friend that gives us eggs...so many we can't keep up with them all! There's nothing better than fresh from the farm eggs for breakfast!

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  13. What a treat! Fresh eggs every week. I get them but not as often. Lucky you.

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  14. I love those little superstitions. I don't think I've ever heard of any of them. I think I will pass on the chicken feet, too.

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  15. chicken feet - seriously? a few weeks ago I went to a small farm to purchase chicken and turkey and they had feet - what do people do with them? seriously?
    I have a friend who is sadly - not down the road - and every now and then I get eggs from her. LOVE it when I can. I am certain they taste better and so are my kids. And I love the green shelled ones, so pretty! I have been toying with the idea of trying to keep some but our neighborhood would def. levy a fine if I got caught... bummer.
    Bother about the raccoon!!

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  16. As a child my father raised some chickens for eggs and, of course, meat on the table. My mother's chicken dinners were the best, the most succulent, tasty meat. Factory farm products don't come close.

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  17. texwisgirl - I had never really considered eating chicken feet....and still won't!

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  18. Nancy - Nothing like fresh eggs for eating and baking with.

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  19. Hahaha! I have all the beauty I need for the time being. I'll pass on the feet too. These are funny!

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  20. A nice group pictures... of eggs!

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  21. Chicken feet..I don't think so! Farm fresh eggs are one of my most favorite things...glad you have a source now.

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  22. Love fresh eggs.
    Our chickens are giving us 13 eggs a day so far.
    They are excited that its spring time:)

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  23. We are up to five chickens now. Two still haven't started laying yet. They are more pets than anything. The eggs are a bonus. A yummy bonus.

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  24. I like the look of your blog and I love farm fresh eggs. I grew up on them.

    Whitetail Woods™
    Whitetail Woods Blog / Deer Hunting and Blackpowder Shooting at it’s best.

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  25. lucky girl...fresh eggs....

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  26. Man I almost couldn't quit dancing in my chair to give you a comment! You need to be a DJ. My girlfriend just sent me a note that they have eggs galore. I need to take a little trip. I feel the same about fresh farm eggs from happy real hens. Jokes--hahahahaaaa

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  27. I've heard of people eating pig's feet, but never chicken feet. Yuck!

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  28. You are very lucky to have fresh eggs! Can I get some? (Never thought an egg could look pretty:))

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  29. Those are very interesting facts... Loved the ten toed fact the most!

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  30. I'm going to have to stay ugly!! No chicken feet for me. LOL!

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  31. Makes you wander how all the old saying started in the first place...I am with you, I think I'll stick with the eggs.
    Cute post!

    Shug

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  32. Farmchick -- nice photo of your eggs. Nothing like fresh free range chicken eggs. -- barbara

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  33. I miss having fresh eggs and the chicken feet I'll pass on :)

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  34. Oh the joys of living in KY. I never knew how pretty eggs were until I starting getting fresh eggs from my friend. Green eggs. It's like Easter around here, as long as those hens are laying!

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  35. We have a friend that supplies us with fresh eggs each week. We go through A LOT of eggs in our 7 person household. I am SO PLEASED to hear that I am not the only one that gets JOY from fresh eggs!

    Now, as for Chicken feet. In our travels to China it is a common part of the meal and as adventurous as I like to THINK I am in trying new things eating chicken feet is NOT one of them! ;)

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  36. Having stayed on Farm Bed & Breakfast accommodation, I can agree that there is nothing like the taste of fresh eggs. Thankfully they had no chicken feet and unfortunately I'll have to stay the way I am !!

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  37. Beautiful eggs! I love your chicken lore. I don't know about chicken feet, but my daddy always told me that eating gizzards would make me pretty. :) I'm definitely counting my chickens' toes tomorrow!

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