In August I’m thrilled to publish an article in Modern Agriculture featuring a local egg farmer called The Little Hen Homestead.
I don’t remember when but I found this little business on Instagram and was intrigued.
The Little Hen Homestead was started about a year ago, by a little girl who had a vision. She wanted to start her own farm of raising chickens from wee babies and nurturing and watching them grow. Now, she sells the eggs from her beloved birds to people in the Lower Mainland. She is passionate about building relationships with her customers. She believes that while the egg starts with a hen, it goes a long way, feeding families, and developing the local community. Her business is centred around Jesus: glorifying him and sharing the love of Christ through a dozen of eggs 🙂 (source)
When I see a neat story I file it away in my notebook for such a time when I need an article to pitch. So when it was time for a local agriculture with a modern spin…this was the obvious choice.
In my opinion the story is great—it has everything. A young girl with an entrepreneurial spirit, an egg-delivery service…by bike, bird funerals, and the belief she can make a difference one dozen eggs at a time.
She makes me believe I can do it too.
The Little Hen Homestead makes me think I can sell eggs.
Unfortunately, my place came with remnants of an old barn and chicken coop, so it’s easy to picture. The good news is the coop is more like remnants of a once-thriving hen home. Now, it’s a jungle of weeds and blackberries and the place where nettles seem happiest.
But—no problem! Because I’m inspired!
My intrepid niece and nephew showed up one Saturday prepared to battle the weeds. I followed suit and we spent the day clearing the coop.
It looked so nice. For a few weeks. And then time passed. And the nettles came back.
Do chickens eat nettles? Blackberries? How about alders…
Perhaps I’ll stick to writing about chickens.