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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Hug A Chicken (Fresh Eggs For Sale!)
You may know Carolyn and Danny Sleeper (if you live in Washington, NC.) They run Slatestone Studio, a pottery haven where children of all ages play in clay. (Including me.) That's Danny, surrounded by the summer batch of clay chickies...aren't they cute? Mr. Danny is really great with them.
Lately, there have been chickies of another kind...
The feathered kind!
It is so much fun to go to Slatestone Studio and watch them run around...they have a little fenced area, and straw bales as a playground. I sometimes bring them a few grape tomatoes or some bread, and they love that. The other thing i am loving about it:
That's right, beautiful big, brown fresh eggs! And they are so tasty!
Perhaps it is the "free range" thing...maybe it is what they feed them (my occasional grape tomato?) But MAYBE it is the hugs. Yes, hugs.
That's Carolyn Sleeper, cuddling up with that hen. I, personally have not done it. But I have seen it. They run right up to you in the yard, and want to be held. AWWWW
That just tickles my fancy, these chickens that are loved and love to be loved!
So if you are in Washington, NC, and are looking for really GREAT fresh eggs, check out Slatestone Studio, on Slatestone Road (call ahead 252 945 3541.) I know you won't be sorry...And, while you are there, check out the egg plates, too!
I am a fiber artist, wife, and mother. My Catching the Moon series of weavings is largely about my life and the pursuit of dreams. See my Catching the Moon series on my website. I generally use basketry techniques, but love to mix media and techniques. I also use this blog to highlight my online guild, The Pine Needle Group (www.PineNeedleGroup.com )Thanks for reading my blog!