It’s spring and the farm is bustling with activity…collecting eggs, moving cows, and the chirps of chicks in the brooder.
Here’s a Monday Montage of spring on the farm…
Our hens have been laying like crazy….haha…not that I’m complaining, but I just don’t want to be wasteful with them. Do you know of any way I can preserve the eggs a little longer. I heard somewhere that if you coat them with oil of some kind, that they will last up to 6 months….not too sure about that one. Any idea’s ? And yes, we have given away a plenty…lol….thank you.
I’ve read about freezing them, but haven’t tried it yet so can’t vouch for the results. You’re supposed to break them into a bowl one or two at a time, whisk them with a fork, adding a little salt or honey (depending on what you’ll eventually be using them for), and freeze them in ice cube trays (or maybe silicone muffin pans for more than one egg). Then you can pop them out and store them in freezer bags, thawing them as needed. I read about it in “The Joy of Keeping Chickens” — the author says to use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt or 1/2 Tablespoon of honey for one cup of eggs (about five medium eggs). Like I said, haven’t tried it, but it sounds like a good option. She does also detail how to oil eggs, but it apparently affects how the egg can be used later because the white won’t beat into a foam for baking uses. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
Thank you Kerry, I’ll have to try that