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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


HELLO & welcome to Garden Daddy here at the urban farm. I would like to tell you that as of today, Wednesday, I have gotten a total of 14-eggs this afternoon! With 18-pullets in the flock, it is a pretty good average to get that many eggs from them at this point as winter gets started and we are just one week out from Thanksgiving 2010. I had imagined back last April on the day I brought home the first batch of chicks from the feed store where I had ordered them that I would some day actually maybe get some 12 to 15 eggs a day from my chicks. I have given away 3-pullets and had to put one down as you know so I have gone from 22 birds down to my current total of 18.
I have donated some to our local soup kitchen, where their eyes lite up with joy and surprise with the thought of fresh, healthy, non-medicated/steroid free eggs for their clients. I have given some to every neighbor, friends at work and some other acquaintances here in town. As of today, I feel the work, worry, feed and every drama has been worth it now in the large payoff. This batch is going to Memphis tomorrow to some elderly friends in an independent living home. I had plans to try to make at least feed money from them and might still in the future but the reward otherwise in all the joy I get in giving these eggs away more than makes up for any other reward that might be gotten from selling any.
Sorry I have not been with you for several days but after the past few weeks of having all this garden home's plumbing replaced and upgraded and the installation of my first dishwasher here in the house - EVER - I hopefully am back with you, even if in word and not pictures at this time of the start of the hibernating season. So I leave you, as always, with our ongoing gardening affirmation in mind, especially with the record setting number of eggs today: "URBAN FARMING: ONE EGG AT A TIME!"


  1. WooHoo!!! Look at all the eggs! I, too, had the thought that I'd sell enough eggs for feed, but alas, I give too many away. I just started working as the garden center manager for a farm supply store! Maybe I can get a break on feed now;) I totally know what you mean. Congratulations!

  2. Thanks, Plantmama...Good luck on the new job and on getting a feed break! I too give most away as it keeps them fresh for many and I have given several dozen at the time to our local soup kitchen, RIFA, where they appreciate all donations of fresh foods.