Yeah, that’s right, no ham. Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world (well, seeing that it’s 2012, I may have to revoke that statement). Anyhow, back to the eggs. It seems like everyone is blogging about chickens, so I might as well add my two cents worth.
This fall my family joined a chicken co-op at the Cook’s Memorial Presbyterian Church, which also has a community garden. There are around 15 chickens and one rooster, Omelet. We visit once every two weeks to take care of the chickens and collect eggs. On average, we get eight eggs per visit, but other people have written in the log book that they got 10 or 15 eggs in one go.
Co-ops are really good because you can dip your toes in the water to see if you like it before taking the plunge. You can get experience and make mistakes without making a huge investment in time and money. And you get awesome eggs. Ahh, the eggs. They’re gorgeous. All different colors (natural Easter eggs!), with vibrant orange yolks. And they taste so…eggy. It’s an all around good deal.
An article about urban chicken farming: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/20/3112784/with-a-desire-to-eat-healthier.html