Easter Egg Sale Extended
Easter Egg Sale Extended
Happy Spring everyone! Good News! Our egg sale pricing is extended! Our hens are happy and healthy and are providing us with a steady supply of eggs. We have been able to reduce costs of our feed and bedding and so have reduced the price through Summer!
- One Dozen $5.00
- 18 Count $8.00
- Half Dozen $3.00
You may call us directly to order or use the online store (we’ve hopefully worked out the kinks – thanks for your patience!)
A little history
Did you know that the tradition of decorating eggs goes back 60,000 years? What we know as Easter eggs likely stems from early Europe.
“Many scholars believe that Easter had its origins as an early Anglo-Saxon festival that celebrated the goddess Eastre, and the coming of spring, in a sense a resurrection of nature after winter,” Carole Levin, Professor of History and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, tells TIME in an email. “Some Christian missionaries hoped that celebrating Christian holy days at the same times as pagan festivals would encourage conversion, especially if some of the symbols carried over. Eggs were part of the celebration of Eastre. Apparently eggs were eaten at the festival and also possibly buried in the ground to encourage fertility.” (source: Time.com)
The symbolism of the egg is not limited to the Christian tradition either.
The egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out.
Painted eggs are used at the Iranian spring holidays, the Nowruz that marks the first day of spring or Equinox, and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed.
In Judaism, a hard-boiled egg is an element of the Passover Seder, representing festival sacrifice. The children’s game of hunting for the afikomen (a half-piece of matzo) has similarities to the Easter egg hunt tradition, by which the child who finds the hidden bread will be awarded a prize.
OK, enough about history. We’ve also been working on the flock and have been breeding a number of our hens. Look for more colorful eggs as the year progresses- we have recently hatched Welsummer and Cukoo Marans and have French Black Copper Marans and Cream Legbar in the incubator and hatching in about 10 days.
As always, thank you for your ongoing support!