As we went to look at yet another house (the most gorgeous one so far), we were as usual early (the German in me) and maybe two doors down in that village is a working farm with a big sign outside offering free range chickens. The sign did not mention eggs, but if there are chickens.....
In France, even Farmers stop for lunch and we rang the door bell at noon it seems. Nevertheless they came to the door and we asked to buy some eggs, they invited us into their home, the kitchen, while junior Farmer fetched a dozen eggs. Two doors down only from a mansion, this one looked decidedly different let me tell you....
Their main business is selling roasted chickens at area markets and of course in the summer, the tourists stop by and buy their eggs.
They never have more than 300 of them at any time, many less in the winter it seemed. I saw a hand full running around, eating their lunch.
A couple hours later back at our farm, I made a quick Omelette with bacon, I have to tell you, fresh farm eggs of good quality are hard to beat.
DOES IT GET ANY FRESHER?
I DID NOT WANT TO TAKE ANY PICTURES INSIDE THE FARMHOUSE
WITH A SIDE OF APPLE JUICE
BROWN THE BACON, ADD SOME BUTTER, YES, MORE FAT!
ADD THE EGGS AND FORM AN OMELETTE
NOT A PERFECT ONE, BUT VERY TASTY