Saturday, February 21, 2009

our disappearing america

my job takes me on all the back roads and hidey holes in our county. i get to see an array of interesting sights. yesterday i came upon a small roadside produce stand with a sign saying "fresh eggs....large...double yolk". well.......how could i possibly pass that by? i turned around and pulled into the drive. it was a small .....one room......tacked together affair with a sign on the door saying....."help yourself......leave money in box.....if you don't have the right change....blow the horn". i blew the horn........with the vehicle i drive i didn't want to be accused of any wrong doing! it took several minutes before a grizzled old man slowly made his way from the house to the stand. i told him i wanted to get some eggs and just wanted to make sure i was supposed to just drop the money in the box. "yep" he says....and just stands there looking at me like i've lost my marbles. "sorry to bother you" i say.......dropping my money in box......getting my eggs.....i take my leave. you just don't see this kind of trust in today's america!

here's how the eggs were packaged................


aren't they gorgeous?
one egg covered the palm area of my hand......errrr....i'm not a small person!
this darker egg is a large organic egg i bought at the grocery store. see how much larger these are?



i couldn't wait for breakfast this morning. crap! broke the yolk........good thing there's two!



look at the color of these yolks.......nothing like fresh....free range eggs.





i only eat a breakfast like this on weekends.......the rest of the week i get protein shakes and fruit.



now.....as my grandfather used to say......"get down....and lite....look at yer saddle"......grab a chair and let's eat!





2 comments:

cindee said...

Sorry if this posts twice. My last one didn't go through for some reason. Anyhow I said I was glad to see there are still people like the man who sold eggs. There is nothing like fresh eggs! (-:

Jill said...

Hey- I recognize that plate!!!