March 24, 2013
One day, when we move out of town, I will have chickens. Until then, I need a supplier. I have been searching for someone in the Casper area to fill this role, but surprisingly, this "egg hunt" hasn't been easy!
Right before we moved from Cheyenne I had an egg dealer all lined up. For some reason, finding a dealer in Casper hasn't been as easy. I've read the classifieds of the small local and ag papers, have gone to Murdoch's to see if anyone posted about eggs on their bulletin board, and have asked friends who have ranching connections...all with dead ends.
At Todd's office Christmas party last year I got a lead. A former agent used to have eggs. She was no longer raising chickens but she knew someone who was!
I called ol' Rob on Thursday last week and in five minutes he had me lined up for a Friday delivery. He told me he had green and brown eggs, which would I like? I had never heard of green eggs except in Dr. Seuss' book! Rob thought this was funny and said that's what he'd deliver. Apparently, Americana chickens lay green, blue, yellow and brown eggs. Who knew?
We sampled the eggs this morning and they are just...better than store bought. Look at those bright yellow yolks!
At $3 a dozen I think Rob might be a tiny bit steep, but I'll take what I can get for now. Since getting my eggs on Friday I have discovered that another person I know has a dealer too. I need to find out their price and compare.
It appears I just might have "cracked" the seemingly secret world of fresh eggs in Casper!