On this gorgeous last-day-of-spring, it was my turn to drive out to the countryside to pick up the 43 dozen eggs for our co-op.
And there it is, courtesy of Google Street View: Solar Harvest Farm, producer of eggs, chicken, beef, and pork. They are completely energy self-sufficient because of solar panels, giant southern-facing windows on the farmhouse, and a windmill in the farmyard.
The hens live happy hen-lives, running around the yard, scratching, eating bugs, and trying to avoid being picked off by the circling hawk that once a week or so gets his chicken dinner from the farm.
Leading those happy hen-lives must make their eggs particularly delicious, as my husband thinks they're good enough to be worth the ridiculously high price of $4.00 a dozen.
And I'm happy because once in awhile I get to make the egg run and take a drive into the country.