Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The dog

When someone rings the doorbell, why does the dog always think it's for her?
"I think that's for me".
You just stay seated.  I'll get it.
False alarm... I think it's for the humans again.

The chickens have started laying Part 2

I decided to leave the link in the last post even though it did not help me a bit.  My sister-in-law was here for a reunion at the time I was preparing the eggs.  The first thing I can confirm is that the fresher the egg, the worse the results.  Most of the eggs came from the same dozen I had purchased from the store.  Some peeled perfectly and some did not want to let go of their shell AT ALL!!!  Now back to the part about my sister-in-law being here.  She walked up and peeled 3 of the 20-some eggs I was working on and says to me...  "see here, all you have to do is give them one little tap on the top of the egg and they will peel perfectly every time because there is a little air bubble where you can get inside the membrane".  I replied "ummmmm hmmmmmmmm"  as I continued peeling the rest of the eggs and I thought to myself  "what if the egg is turned upside down when you are boiling them?"

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The chickens have started laying!

2 days ago I got my first eggs.  There was one egg in the morning and 2 more that evening.  Yesterday I found 3 more.  I just found 3 more.  They are not very big eggs.  Put 3 together and they would equal one jumbo size.  I have had company visiting from out of state for the last 3 days, so today I will make deviled eggs.  I decided to go on the internet and see if I could find a recipe for easy-to-peel eggs.  I am going to try this one.  I hope it works because I really hate it when it sticks to the shell.  I have 3 different colors of chickens and 3 different colors of eggs.  I don't know who is laying which, except that I was told my white chicken would lay a white egg.  I guess that makes sense.  I will post a picture after I try this method for cooking and peeling.  I will be cooking a dozen store bought extra large size eggs too since my chickens eggs would barely feed one person!