WHEN DIVERSITY CAME HOME TO ROOST

I needed a rerun on those popovers. I hadn’t defrosted anything, so I figured omelets for dinner with a side of home fries and popovers. For reasons no one knows, brown eggs cost more here than white eggs. People seem to think they are more healthful. As far as I know, there’s no difference at all except what kind of scratch the chickens eat. Everything was going well until I opened a fresh dozen eggs and realized the magic had happened. Diversity had arrived in Uxbridge!

So there it was. On a Thursday evening in March, diversity arrived. It was imposed, without consent being asked or given. You just can’t stop those liberals from invading our normal lives. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

This is how it begins. Who knows how it ends?



Categories: #Food, #Photography, Anecdote, Culture, Humor, right and wrong

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  1. And now I wish you a very happy birthday. I had been searching for an opportunity all day. Perhaps the brown egg was a birthday gift from the chickens.

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    • It was certainly a very charming surprise. I always buy the least expensive large eggs = regardless of color.. I have never in my life seen a mixed set like that. I looked at it and I said ‘DIVERSITY! IT HAS COME TO UXBRIDGE” and ran to get my camera. You don’t get a shot like that every day.

      Thank you very much. We are part of the 75 year club and aside from my problems trying to walk, I’m doing okay. I can’t walk much or far, but once I get moving I can totter along — assuming I’m on a flat surface. Not even lumpy grass anymore. I’m trying very hard to stay on my feet because I know once I go into a wheelchair, I won’t come out again. But it’s getting harder every day. I don’t know if I’ll see 76 still on these legs. Garry say he’s going to get 76 trombones for me next year. Now THAT will be a strong statement 😀

      Thank you again. I don’t know how we manage to keep on keeping on. We are tough nuts, you and I.

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      • Our brown eggs cost the same. Our local farm has them and you can choose the.colour. My mobility decreases due to MS. I have an electric wheelchair but no longer use it so much. I have my walker for moving in the apartment and if I go on a short journey I have my scooter with an attachment to carry my walker to have mobility in the store. I am now alone at home but I can manage. I try to remain as independent as possible. My No. 1 son is also a help.

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        • My son lives here and he is a HUGE help. Garry’s very mobile, but he’s also very deaf and not particularly useful around the house. He IS trying, which is amazing for an 80-year-old guy, but he’s still who he is.

          Garry can’t hear me even with all his hearing apparatus and of course at night when he takes all the equipment off, unless I shake him awake, he’s gone until morning.

          Whatever ELSE is wrong with me, my back has disintegrated to such a degree that there’s nothing that can be done for it. In the house, I’m very good with using walls and counters to keep my balance and Duke is pretty good at staying out from under my feet.

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  2. That is an unusual sight. I’ve never seen eggs sold by colour here, except coloured ones for Easter of course.

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    • Our eggs are either brown, light brown, beige or white. But whatever color, you only see the same color in a dozen. I have never seen one dark brown egg and 11 white ones.

      Apparently the color of the eggs depends on the type of chicken AND what they are fed. If you get the right color chicken scratch, in theory you could have them produce ANY color eggs. Wouldnt’t THAT be entertaining!

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      • You have made me curious. I”ve never seen a box of eggs like the one you photographed but I think I’m going to have to photograph the next box of eggs we get to see the ratio of brown to white.

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  3. Oh Marilyn, you really do make me laugh. I’ve had such a busy and stressful week and it’s nice to read this post and smile.

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  4. Haha! Finally 👍🏼

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  5. I went on a cruise years ago and they had white and brown boiled eggs separate. I asked one of the chefs what the difference between the eggs was and he said nothing tastewise but white eggs shells are often bleached so must be kept in the fridge, brown eggs don’t. He said Americans prefer white, British prefer brown that’s why they catered for both. Not sure how true it is but I was nosey enough to ask 😄. KL ❤

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    • Here, in New England, brown is preferred. Some nonsense about them having more healthful stuff in them. They are absolutely identical. There IS no difference and the farmer (who is one of the grocery’s suppliers) says it actually depends on what you feed them. You can make them blue if you want.

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