Feb. 15th, 2010

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Vain
Strange
Carefree
Dreamer
Cold
Selfish
Happy
Fun
Weird
Pretty (there goes that vanity again ;) )

I don't know what other people's lists would be, I'm not them.
alexandriaweb: Myself with a mini crown (Default)
I just had my first boiled egg in FIVE WHOLE YEARS!

See my problem with eggs is that I've seen the legeslation for what counts as a "free-range egg" and basically yeah it's more room than a battery chicken gets, or a barn chicken, but not much more (provided there's an outdoor and an indoor area for them, slightly more room than a barn chicken still counts as free range), so it's still not the film of happy chickens you see on TV and I felt guilty as anything eating eggs knowing that the chickens weren't being well treated (damn should have added overly sensitive to that word list in writers block).

Well anyway, my friend from uni's mum keeps chickens in their back garden. There's something like five, maybe six of them and they have the WHOLE back garden to run around in.
You can see how happy they are, and I think it's wonderful!
And yeah when they get to old to lay eggs, they do eat them, but in my opinion if you're gonna eat meat that's a really good way to go about it, I mean then it's had a decent happy life and been respected (hum yeah, you can't tell my favourite Auntie when I was little was a hippy can you?).
They get so many eggs that they just give them away (I did try and give her some money towards helping feed them, but she wouldn't take it so I said I'd help with her campaign for Student President instead).
See now that appeals to both my animal friendly side and my "Freegan" streak.
So she gave me a box of six, four little white eggs from the fluffy puffball chickens and two big brown ones from the rescued battery chickens.

So this morning I made boiled egg and soilders.
It was delicious!
NOM NOM NOM.

I really want to raise chickens now so that I can still have eggs when I'm not at uni, don't think they'd get on well with Stirfry though.

Lol.

Now all I need is to find someone that hand milks cows/goats/whatever and only takes what the baby animal doesn't need!

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