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09 March 2012
Save your egg cartons→[More:] And post 'em as "cartons for eggs" in the farm and garden section of craigslist in the spring. I've been doing this for a couple years now and it works quite well. Especially if you like quiche.
It's the season for chickens to be laying lots of eggs. And people got trained out of egg baskets into egg cartons and egg cartons aren't exactly in abundance if you don't need to buy eggs because you have chickens in abundance.
Egg cartons make excellent starter material for fires in my woodstove. I save all my cartons all year and then use them up in the winter. They can try to pry them from my otherwise cold not-quite-dead-yet hands.
Yard chickens seem like they got really popular again lately. Or maybe i just started noticing, but i really do think yhey are making a comeback. Sometimes i walk past chickens in a pen, worry that they don't have nearly enough space, and then realize that at least they have way more room than factory chickens. Neighbors and landlords can sometimes be bribed with eggs if city code is down with chickens.
Totally egging y'all on. Chickens are hours of entertainment. Now i understand dog/cat people.