We first decided we wanted to raise chickens while we were still living in Los Angeles. We watched Food Inc. and read You Can Farm, in which, the inhumane and unhealthy practices of the egg business are really laid out. Yes, it's just as bad for the meat industry, but you have to start somewhere and we decided we'd like to start with eggs. So, this should be a healthy and educational experience for the whole family. And hopefully, not tooooo expensive. It should get easier on the wallet, after we can start growing food for our chickens (corn, millet, oats, sprouts, etc...) But we use a LOT of eggs anyway, so this could be a good way to save eventually.
Since this blog is supposed to be about gluten free food, I'll close with my favorite GF way to eat eggs:
An omelet. If you don't know how to make an omelet, please go to Youtube and watch Julia Child make one. She is the queen, in that respect. But I like to add onions, bell peppers, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese to mine. Top it off with a bit of fresh salsa and it's even better. Yes, I do have odd tastes. It runs in my family like glitter and puff paint on a toilet seat. :S