One of our goals as small farmers is to help keep the older ‘heritage’ chicken breeds going by keeping a mixed flock of laying hens, including the ‘Ameraucauna’, the one that lays blue/green eggs. We’ve been building up the flock for several months now and patiently waiting for the first green egg to be laid. Well, yesterday was the day! This specimen is more of a greenish brown but we have about a half dozen Ameraucanas so we should start seeing more colours soon. We try to keep an even balance between white layers, brown layers and green layers so that when the egg carton is opened, there’s a surprise even before tasting them, especially for those who only know green eggs courtesy of Dr. Seuss. Eggs are now available at the farm gate.