...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)

7.25.2014

egg carton labels and more!

I was cleaning out the fridge the other day,
and it struck me how lame our egg cartons are.
Sure, we're green girls around here.
We keep reusing the same egg cartons over and over and over
until they all but fall apart.

But they're so blah.
Plus they're total misnomers... saying they're organic from our local supermarket
or from our local farmer's market.

Yeah, from like 4 years ago.   
Sheesh!

Any which way you shake those egg cartons,
They're totally unacceptable storage containers 
for the spectacular eggs that our flock of girlies give to us.

So, I decided it was time to make some labels.
The girls will appreciate the extra recognition.
Maybe they'll even lay more frequently 
knowing that their eggs are going into a special carton.
 At the very least, when we open the refrigerator 
for some eggs,
whether we're frying, scrambling, poaching, boiling, or baking
the cartons will bring a smile and remind us
just how lucky we are.




We almost always have hard boiled eggs around for a snack, or to add to a salad,
so we needed a container for them, too.
 They're the rough and tumble types, you know.
Not the kind of egg you'd want to meet in a dark alley at night,
even though they might be perfectly harmless,
it's always a good idea to have some salt or a little hot sauce 
in your pocket to throw at them
in case they get sketchy.

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I had such a fun time making the egg carton labels that I thought, 
Well, heck!  Why not make some labels to spruce up our daily chicken chores a bit?

In our cramped little garden potting / chicken supply / beekeeping shed
we have some galvanized pails that we keep feed and treats in:






They make the chores a little more fun,
though giving the girls treats is always lots of fun anyway!
They come running from the far corners of the fenced yard 
when they hear the pail lids clanking.  

Aw shucks.
Makes a girl feel loved.


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