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Beautiful Fresh Eggs from free range chickens

12 Apr

I’m now offering an egg CSA.

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“CSA” stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” and it is an awesome partnership for both farmers and the community. In CSAs, customers actually become members of the farm which creates an even more direct path from farm-to-table. Members get the benefits of ultra-fresh foods and all the vitamins they provide while becoming familiar with the farming practices used to produce their foods. For the farmers, a CSA helps to regulate the farm’s cash flow by helping the farm increase viability. Farmers also really get to establish relationships with their members and are able to tailor their plans to meet the needs of the market.

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There’s nothing better than farm-fresh, free-range eggs for breakfast. Each egg share will provide you with a dozen eggs each week for 26 weeks.

Reared on our family farm in Templeton, we believe our laying hens should be allowed to be chickens: they are kept in a small hen house from which they can range throughout the day on green pasture, scratching and pecking the ground for grasses and bugs, stretching in the warm sunshine, and taking dust baths.

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We keep many different breeds of chicken, including Ameracauna, which lay beautiful blue/green eggs; Rhode Island Reds, which lay extra large brown eggs; Welsummer which lay speckled dark brown eggs; and Buff Orpington, Black Australorp, and Wyandotte, the friendliest breeds, which lay traditional brown eggs.

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Sign-up for our Community Supported Agriculture program is first-come, first-served. There are a limited number of memberships available, so be sure to submit the application form (copy and email to funkepunkemonke@gmail.com) as soon as possible to secure your spot.

EGG CSA APPLICATION
Name________________________________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________________________
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Phone #_______________________________ Email________________________________

I would like to sign up to receive (circle one):

  • double: two dozen (24) eggs/week: $215
  • full: one dozen (12) eggs/week: $115
  • half: one-half dozen (6) eggs/week: $70

I will pick up my eggs on (circle one):

  • saturdays 9a-11a
  • wednesdays 4p-6p

TERMS:

  1. It is my responsibility to pick up my eggs at my selected time each week. When special circumstances arise that prevent me from picking up my eggs at my scheduled time, I will arrange for alternative pick-up arrangements. I understand if I do not pick up my eggs and do not call to arrange for another pick-up, my eggs for that week will be donated to an area food bank.

  2. The EGG CSA will run for 26 weeks.

  3. Membership payment must be made at the start of the season. Payments can be made when this application is submitted (I’ll send you an invoice) or at the first pick-up. If there are questions or special arrangements must be made for egg pickups, please contact Amanda at 401-305-0591 or funkepunkemonke@gmail.com.

  4. We encourage all EGG CSA members to reuse their egg cartons each week. Eggs will be available at pick-up both prepackaged and loose so that you may fill your carton.

Bathroom Makeover

1 Oct

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Let’s start with the room that needs the most work. This is the downstairs bathroom in our new house right now. I haven’t done much to it – just move in our stuff and take the mirror off its bracket.

Things I don’t like about it:
1. The walls are paneling that looks like tile. Some is glued on tight and some isn’t. A section. Under the counter is missing – the big blue spot.
2. I think the grout is supposed to be white, but is dirty. Yuck!
3. Builder grade mirror. Enough said.
4. The faucet is chrome, but the cabinet handles are brass. Mixed metals look ok as jewelry, but don’t belong in a bathroom.
5. The off center cabinet. They didn’t tile under it, so moving it would be more work than I want to do.

Now for some inspiration photos!

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(Bh&g)

I love the double lights, mirrors, and glass shelves! I also really like the open shelf. I think we could make the off set cabinet look a lot more intentional if we added this to one side. The window treatment is also nice.

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(House & Home)

I like the colors in this room. I don’t want to paint the cabinet or remove the faux tile because I’m trying to do this inexpensively and quickly, so seeing the open shelf done in wood is helpful for me to visualize. I like the framed mirror with the sconces too!

To do:
1. Build a chunky shelf
2. Baskets for storage/laundry.
3. Update hardware to chrome (spray paint?)
4. Frame mirror (cut in 2?)
5. Update lighting.
6. Window treatment.
7. Towel hooks.
8. Hide blue spot – I think there’s some scrap panels in the garage
9. Scrub the heck out of the grout and seal it. If all else fails, use grout paint.

Budget: as close to $0 as possible. I’ll be trolling craigslist free section for materials.

Wish me luck!

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