Not Store Bought Eggs

Sweet potato egg Oct 2017.jpg

We love our chickens, our farm eggs, and our gardens. Our chickens are hard workers – in addition to laying eggs for our breakfast, they also turn over the compost pile. They dig for protein treats (bugs) and fight over their favorite kitchen scraps, especially pieces of fresh tomato.

We had an amazing harvest of sweet potatoes a week or so ago. We dug up 30 pounds of sweet potatoes from our 4-foot by 8-foot raised garden bed. I peeled the sweet potatoes and canned them. The peelings, of course, went into the compost.

One of the young Buff Orpingtons, and I think it was Emma, grabbed a peel and ran. Six other young Buff Orpingtons chased after her. The older Buff Orpingtons stayed behind at the compost, feasting on sweet potato peels, even though Emma must have taken the best one.

Don’t know who, but one of the hens definitely enjoyed the sweet potatoes. Do you see the difference in the color of the two eggs?

If we are what we eat, then one of our chickens is a Sweet Potato!


About Jaye Bee

Story-teller and Author My books: The Girl Who Saw Clouds is a YA novel and a semi-finalist in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards. Pink Baby Alligator is a children's early reader book and is also a semi-finalist in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards. Sweet Deal Sealed is a novella. All my published books are available on Amazon. I Always Wanted to Be a Spy, a mystery thriller, is in its fifth draft. It's scheduled to be published in early 2019. I live on a farm with Farmer Man, two dogs, and fifty-five chickens. We follow Jesus. Thou shalt not plagiarize. (See Commandment #8)
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4 Responses to Not Store Bought Eggs

  1. She’s a “sweet patootie, all rooty”!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. gophfer says:

    Tasted like chicken (egg)

    Liked by 1 person

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