The organic eggs produced by Diana's free-range hens cover a spectrum of colors, from white to brown to delicate blue. Diana and her husband, James, have around 450 chickens on their scenic hilltop farm at Cross Plains, Wisconsin, near Sub-Zero's Madison home.
In winter the birds feast on organic feed. In the warm months they're pastured, feeding on a natural diet that yields beautiful, deep-yellow egg yolks. Just because the chickens are free-range, that doesn't mean they're disorganized. Hens wait patiently in line to lay eggs in their favorite nesting boxes. Each hen lays four to five eggs in a typical week. The Murphys market the eggs, as well as fresh goat cheese, through Community Supported Agriculture groups in the Madison area.