When I came home this afternoon, I found a gift bag waiting for me in the front hall. My friends Pete and Jen from Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds dropped off a small surprise for me on the eve of my departure from Massachusetts.
They brought me eggs! Not just any eggs, but crazy eggs from their chickens. Tiny eggs and huge eggs too big for any egg carton. I can't wait to crack open the dinosaur-sized egg.
They also brought me some soap made from the fat from their chickens, which I helped process last year.
I'll be clean and well-fed by the time I hit the road.