Seth started here in May. When we sat down for dinner one night, Seth started to talk about Whitey. “Whitey is great, he might be my favorite.”
“Didn’t he attack you today?” I questioned
“Yeah, but he’s awesome. He’s doing his job. He loves his hens, and he’s going to protect his community, no matter what. He’s great at what he does.” Over the next few weeks we noticed that Seth has a picture of Whitey on his phone. Every once in a while he’ll look at it and tell us story about something Whitey did that day.
It’s funny how just a quick check on your perspective can change things. When I go gather eggs I find myself thanking Whitey for caring so much.
On Saturday’s market we will have eggs, including pullets, red onions, scallions, garlic, potatoes, fennel, beans, beets, chard, kale, squash, eggplant, basil, and okra. Next week: tomatoes! and chicken!