Sustainability lays a (goose) Egg

We ran out of eggs this weekend.  Eggs and Soy Milk seem to be the two casualties of our reduced trips to Madison (60 miles roundtrip) for decent chemical free food.  But on the egg side at least it is utterly ludicrous that we drive that far when I know a half dozen farmers with chickens in the county that I meet with weekly.  Duh.

This Monday I was meeting with one, so I called him up to see if he had a dozen or so extra, and he was very apologetic -a possum had gotten into the coop and tore up most of the eggs on hand… but the geese were laying.  I blinked for second or two and then said sure -so he brought 4 or 5 out.  Turns out, not only are geese eggs HUGE (they practically fill our skillet!), but the yolks are firm and the size of a small baseball and are much subtler and creamier than a chicken egg

I guess I am sharing this, not only because of the novelty of eating goose eggs at breakfast in today’s world, but also to stress the points of connection in our lives that we may be overlooking.  In the core of Sustainability is shifting our mindset concerning consumption and waste, but perhaps even more important is rekindling the relationships with our neighbors so that we may mutually support one another in our journey to Tomorrow.  I got 5 goose eggs, my friend got money for feed and of course, we can continue to enjoy the gaggle of honking geese at his farm.  Both are better for it.

Be the Change.


2 Responses

  1. Pretty cool! I’ve heard that duck eggs are fantastic, but I believe that this is the first account of goose egg eating that I’ve read. How interesting!

    And, way to go on sourcing local eggs. It’s funny how, once you get going on the local/sustainable thing, you just keep falling into new habits and routines that you never even considered previously. Though, I suppose when you’ve got your flock of chickens working for you, you’ll have all the eggs you need.

    As for soy milk, have you guys tried the stuff that comes in cartons and doesn’t need refrigeration? I don’t think the taste is comparable (not bad, just different) to the cold stuff, but if you find a brand you like you could possibly buy in bulk and spread out your grocery trips even more.

  2. …and here we suddenly are getting a dozen eggs a day from our hens, after less than half a dozen per week all winter. Feast or famine, I guess!

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