None of these eggs are more than a week old. And a full dozen of them were laid today. Hope made a big sign which we taped to the lighthouse out front, and one lady stopped and bought two dozen. Bread Man has bought - well, traded a very delicious fruitcake (that's right, I said DELICIOUS) for two dozen, but that's it so far. I've posted on Craigslist, both in farm & garden and in barter categories. Got a few e-mails back but nobody has come by to get eggs. Pretty soon here I'm going to have to seriously consider the food bank.
Friday, February 20, 2009
What I want, of course, is to get this year's trade network underway. Unfortunately, my hens aren't winter layers, so my Garden Lady found some who are, and she's got herself a new trade network going. She may still give me veggies, for meat of one sort or another, but she won't take eggs anymore. It's far too early in the year to find another gardener.
There's one other possibility. I have a sweet elderly neighbor (see "chick-o-tastrophe") who likes eggs, and who has gorgeous mature fruit trees of diverse kinds. Perhaps I'll leave a dozen eggs on her porch with a note asking if I could supply her with eggs all year long in exchange for fruit in season.
Maybe I'll just slink around in the dead of night leaving eggs on porches, like zucchini in August.