My colleague in the Society of Environmental Journalists, Elizabeth Grossman, author of High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health, http://www.powells.com/biblio/9781559635547?&PID=33446, Watershed: The Undamming of America, http://www.powells.com/biblio/9781582431086?&PID=33446, and other books recently had her first experience with truly fresh eggs from chickens who forage for food. It was revelatory for her. Eating those eggs inspired her to write a blog post for Earth Island Institute's blog, Earth Island Journal, http://tinyurl.com/kmuax5.
"Who knew that a dozen eggs could bring such delight," she writes. She discovers that other people she knows in her adopted city of Portland, Oregon have chickens, allowing her to meet and admire them.
Expanding the experience of the many ways chickens contribute to our lives is as delightful to me as those eggs are to Lizzie.