Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Eggs

Each year my sons and I buy a "case" of eggs to decorate for Easter. There are two chicken farms that sell fresh eggs daily. Both are located just outside of town and are, actually, situated right next to each other.

The photo above shows the farm run by two rather unfriendly fellows who seem to just want you to buy your eggs and get out of their way as fast as possible. They have the same sort of no-nonsense approach in the way they keep their hens, which are locked up in individual cages allowing them only enough space to move their heads.



The farm next door is run by a much friendlier vegetarian, who keeps her 2000 chickens in a large communal space. It's not quite free-range, but at least they can move around a bit.


I know where I'd rather come to roost if I were a chicken!

6 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I'll take the eggs with the more positive energy please!

Louis la Vache said...

As Lily wrote.....

Jacob said...

I'd prefer the second place but neither one is very attractive - especially for a chicken!

Chuck Pefley said...

Interesting and telling style dichotomy! Buona Pasqua!

Eleonora said...

Ditto Lily and “Louis"

Buona Pasqua and happy egg-decorating!

VP said...

Not so much difference in the end, but a very important one during a chicken 'stay'...