By Kevin Williams
Buying fresh eggs is a great way to make some new friends among the Amish. Who doesn't like fresh eggs? And they are usually pretty cheap and if they are selling eggs they are at least somewhat open to outsiders. I've struck up many good conversations with Amish by following signs to fresh eggs. Last week in Wayne County, Indiana was no exception. We were about to leave the community to head for home when I spied a sign pointing the way to an Amish farm selling fresh eggs. Since we were out of eggs at home anyway, I couldn't resist. (Sometimes one can try to make too many new friends, I think when I visited Grabill, Indiana's Amish settlement I ended up leaving with about six dozen fresh eggs!)
I chatted with the Amish farmers and it turns out that we use the same midwife. The farmer was really busy trying to tie up last minute work because his wife is due to have a baby any day now! So there was a brief moment of new father kinship we shared before parting ways!
By the way, if you want a tasty and interesting Amish egg recipe, check out this one for "Eggs La Golden".
So, here are some sights from our egg trip."