Amanda Weaver thinks it’s cold — and she grew up in northern Minnesota.
It’s a little past 3 p.m. on one of the coldest days of the year and Weaver, professor, councilwoman and Wheat Ridge urban farmer, is feeding goats and collecting eggs.
One of the fridges, in the foyer of her Five Fridges Farm, is full of those eggs. She sells them to people who want the farm fresh experience.
“The white ones are from the hens that lay the most eggs,” she said. “The blue eggs are from chickens that lay the fewest. They’re the most rare”
Whatever the explanation, it’s hard to deny the down-home charm of a colorful basket of eggs just collected from the henhouse. Even on a day with a high temperature in the low teens.
On another part of the front five-acres of the farm, turkeys gobble and strut as they puff their chests and fan their tailfeathers. Weaver said the cold doesn’t bother them. The same, however, cannot be said for her guineafowl, which have been known to sneak into the goat house for a bit of extra warmth.