I was delivered some sad news today. The local farmer that we have gotten our egg share from for the last few years has had to discontinue his egg deliveries. Hard times seem to have fallen in some shape or form on just about everyone these days. This particular situation stems from the increase in fuel prices, increase in the cost of egg production, and the significant decrease in the egg yield right now.
Needless to say, this sads me. I love my farm fresh, free range eggs. I love that I was getting them from somebody semi-locally. I love that I was able to see and talk to our farmer when I was at the market every Saturday. I love knowing that the chickens were being well cared for and that they got to free range pret' near all day long.
They wont be closing the doors of their farm all together. However, I can only imagine how hard it was for them to make such a huge decision. A large portion of their time was committed to the chickens and making sure they were happy andhealthy.
So, to help lighten the mood after hearing some sad news, I decided to cook eggs for dinner. Breakfast for dinner always seems to make things a little festive. A little more laid back, carefree. Here are 2 of my eggs getting ready to be whisked together to make some waffles.
Heres my waffle batter.
Here are 2 pears sitting behind the waffle batter.
Heres a waffle.
Here are 2 more of my eggs being fried up in my cast iron skillet for the kids.