My friend Valerie is a renaissance woman. She cares for three teenagers, welcomes foreign exchange students into her home, cooks, gardens, paints and sculpts, all while working full-time. But perhaps the best thing about Valerie (in my opinion) is that she raises chickens. Many of you know my love for chickens. I long to have a chicken coop in the backyard, where I can collect eggs in my pinafore ala Laura Ingalls Wilder from Little House on the Prairie. That’s what I picture Valerie doing every morning (the pinafore worn over her business suit, of course).
I had the immense pleasure of meeting Valerie’s chickens a couple months ago. After the chicken meet and greet Valerie served me and the husband delicious quiche. Fitting, don’t you think?