This is a pit/mix that was roaming unleashed in our neighborhood. It's been such a beautiful day and he just wanted to take a walk, I guess.
So we made friends with him and brought him to our side yard. I then posted on the app, NEXTDOOR which is what we often do around here.
Within an hour, his grandma found him. His name is Cooper and he was such a sweetheart who likes women better than men. Beautiful markings. Grandma was dogsitting him at her place and he got out. He just lives down the street. She gave us her business card in case he should get out again.
That was the BIG EXCITEMENT for the day.
My husband said he would be willing to get some chickens for us to raise for the eggs- but then he said if I would allow him to do what his dad would do when they stop producing.
I told him No.
I would be loving on them; giving them names.
I remember when I was around three to four years old (it was a traumatic event) we were visiting my grandparents in Eastern Tennessee - they lived on a farm and I was playing with the chickens and holding and kissing them. Then grandma went out and picked up a chicken and...well you know the rest.
Fried chicken for supper.
I'll still buy eggs until we can't anymore. Our dog gets an egg a day and I'm not going to stop giving her what is so good for her.
We save our egg cartons to give to a guy in my husband's bible study who has some chickens. So my husband is going to ask if we could buy from him.
If not, I'm not going to worry about it.
Here in California, they only sell cage free-hens (as of 2020-2021 when the law passed) and the bird flu has killed 4 million cage-free hens. That is why California eggs are a bit higher than in other states.
It's like, what are you going to do? I love eggs. .86 an egg is still a cheap protein - an inexpensive breakfast or lunch (I only eat one)
What about you? Do you love eggs and will purchase them no matter how high they get? Have you cut down on your egg consumption?