A pleasant transect of southeastern New England along Route 44 was the preamble to the real adventure, which began at myfarmstand.com, a true family business in Ellington, Connecticut. The name of the farm may be virtual, but the farm itself is very real, in transition from the hobby farm of a technology entrepreneur who includes his entire young family in the business.
As a member of Ron's CSA farm much closer to my home, I had once before offered the services of our trusty Saturn to transport chickens from Connecticut. Although the family station wagon might not be an obvious choice for livestock transportation, the climate-control allows Ron to avoid unflattering comparisons with Mitt Romney's dog carrier, and our car is more fuel-efficient than Ron's truck.
Believe it or not, with a few cages and pet carriers, our little wagon was able to hold forty mature hens! We knew they were mature because the sellers told us so, and because one of them laid an egg during the ride.
Colchester Neighborhood Farm.
|Tasting freedom again ... mind the hawks!|
|"I'm so sorry!"|
The resemblance may be subtle, but I can see it:
|Blair Witch Project|