Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Blog Gone? Oh Where Oh Where Can It Be?

Ok so my blog didn’t actually go missing, but a key component of it did…me!
Ok ok, I didn’t go missing either, but I bet most of you thought I did!
Early in the summer I shared on my Facebook Page that we are expecting our second Farmer In Training (F.I.T in short). I recall from my first pregnancy that making a baby is hard work, but this time around has been so much harder than last time.
Unfortunately, I was sicker, more tired, and waaaaay bigger sooner than before and it really knocked me out. Blogging was not a priority this summer. Keeping my head out of the toilet was.
But, now well in to my second trimester things are coming around finally and I’m ready to get back to it. I hope I haven’t lost too many of you along the way, but I promise this week I’ll do a full recap of how things stand around here, from the oh-so-exciting Bee Saga, to Maebelle the milking goat, our heritage pigs and everything in between.
Stay tuned, I promise that although I’ve been MIA, My Amazing Life As A Farmer’s Wife is still just as exciting 🙂

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*chirp…chirp…chirp* Yep, that’s the sound of crickets around here! We’ve had a super busy week, and I haven’t had much free time to write a new post. I thought instead, that I would share one of the blogs most viewed posts instead. It’s very relevant and important information for those who are unable to purchase eggs directly from a farmer. Enjoy this older post, and hopefully I’ll have a little free time towards the end of the week to get some new stuff up 🙂

Plowing in Pearls

If you don’t have access to fresh eggs from a farmer, who you know and trust to have raised that product in a way you’re comfortable with, what is your next best option?
Grocery stores and their providing companies have cunningly come up with marketing tactics to make you believe the egg you purchase is coming from a chicken that lives a pastoral life of scratching and foraging on green, open pastures. But just because the carton says “Free-run“, doesn’t mean the chicken lived any better life than one in a cage. Let’s look at the different labels you’ll find in the grocery store, and what they really mean:

Standard Eggs

(Just your regular old egg, with no claims other than size and grade)

These eggs are laid by chickens kept in “battery cages“. They are essentially a 12″x12” box, with no room for…

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