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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gathering the Eggs

What is so funny....everyone says "Oh you have fresh eggs?" The truth is since we have been married 100 years (ok really just 30) hubby has always had to have chickens of every breed and color and we have had eggs.
Chickens lay an egg a day even without a rooster. The rooster is what
makes the egg fertilized. Most eggs are not fertilized because most
chickens on the market are in cages and not with a rooster.
So we gather eggs in a basket and then they have to be washed. So the basket sets in a sink full of soapy warm water and you wash each egg getting the yucky stuff off that may be stuck on. I've even had to use a pot scrubber to scrub some of them! Then you put them in another basket to be rinsed. They dry and then are put in egg cartons by size and refrigerated... We use to sell them at Farmer's Markets. The eggs are fresh and DELICIOUS!
If you have never been to a Farmer's Market you should go! Often the people selling things have also grown them! It is wonderful to visit with them, and then take home your fresh produce that is many times hours old instead of weeks! We still have eggs but I don't wash or carton anymore...hubby does that. Big smile....


  1. Cool! My mom wants chickens, but I'm not so keen on them. We live in the city, anyway, so it's a moot point.

    I like the way these squares turned out.

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  2. Hi Debbie! Gee, I wish I could see all the chickens up close, and then take a few fresh eggs home with me! It sounds wonderful!.. There used to be a farmers market right in my neighborhood, but it seems this year they abandoned us!.. (perhaps "abandon" is a harsh word, as more likely, WE did not purchase enough to make it worth their while here!) I just really miss them!.. Still there is a bigger one I'm hearing about, not TOO terribly farther away, that takes place every Sunday! I'm hearing people LOVE it, and I can't wait to go see for myself, hopefully this weekend!.. LOVE your sweet little rooster, and your basket of eggs!!.. Enjoy your day today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

  3. i enjoyed this post! thanks for sharing!