Wednesday, March 19, 2008

how handy

i received our 'egg packet' in the mail today to apply for our egg license. in addition to the application and rules book, they sent about a dozen pamphlets on cooking with eggs, teaching kids to cook with eggs, nutritional info, etc, a calendar titled 'backyard biosecurity: keeping your birds healthy' (in both english and spanish!) that has pictures of chickens with newcastle's disease and avian flu and numbers to call immediately to report your sick chickens if they become so, a bunch of plastic crap with egg propaganda on them: a letter opener, a compact shaped like an egg with a sewing kit inside, a plastic food scraper?, a magnet that has a bunch of eggs on it depicting various moods (eggcited, poached, devilish, eggthusiastic...) and a little magnet to mark your mood, and a card to grade eggs when candling. i was appalled at all the extra crap i received in the packet. but most of all, i cringed at the final two sheets of paper: information on how to very quickly and easily sign your animal rights away by joining the voluntary NAIS program.

how sweet. sorry, i don't think i'll be participating. i'm already going to be 'on the radar' enough as it is getting this license but we've got so many eggs we need to do this to sell them.

they want to know how many cases we'll sell per year. well, perhaps i could give them an estimate if i knew how many eggs are in a case. unfortunately, that little tidbit was left out.

also, the application asks for my ssn. ugh. i guess i'm in this up to my eyeballs now.

i now have to create an invoice to give to businesses when i sell my eggs to them and a label design for our cartons. that should be fun.


Gina said...

Lol, sorry to laugh, but working for the 'devilish' as I do, I am not surprised by all the extra, unnessecary crap. My division actually hands our a bottle opener keychain!! I'm not sure what we are promoting.

I am guessing you want to sell over the state lines and this is why you are getting registered. Or does the businesses require you to do so?

I suppose the only good thing about going "on the radar" is that you will be in a legitimate postion to complain about the animal id program.

Good luck with everything.

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

I lurk but usually don't comment-and I dont' have anything useful to say about the egg issue.

However, my mom recently needed an invoice for something, and I just googled "free printable invoices" and was able to find a free template for MS Word that I could save on her computer and she could use when needed (which isn't often).

If you aren't going to be doing a lot of invoices that could be an easy way for you to do it.

Life at Dogfight Cove said...

I hate when they send extra crap like that because you don't want to just throw it away but what are you supposed to do with it?! Stupid packaging. Can't wait to see your logo.

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