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Tom A    Posted 09-24-2002 at 09:39:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sitting here trying to work. Have the window open and the breeze is rustling leaves outside. Blue sky, neither too hot nor too cool. Two inches of badly-needed rain fell the other day and my fields are actually greening up.

I want to go outside so bad it hurts....but that don't pay the bills! Fooey, how come I can't hit the lottery?

EIEIO    Posted 09-24-2002 at 10:23:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is gorgeous here also, already was out in the apple orchard picking apples. Going to make some apple bars when I can pull myself away from the outside. Just stopped by the puter to see what is going on. Humidity is down to 35 and like everyone else that posted here, the sky is blue, the grass is green. The type of day you want to bottle and send to your friends that can't enjoy it. Well going outside to try to find where my free range hens are laying their eggs. Yesterday I found one nest with 14 eggs and another with 12 eggs. Feed em to the critters, left two in each nest and marked them so that I can tell when I get new ones. I will never free range again. We have a nice nester and only two hens use it.

Tom A    Posted 09-24-2002 at 11:08:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
No apples here--the weather didn't cooperate at all.

We free range, and while we don't find all the eggs on time, we do find most of them. We don't toss any eggs. The ones we aren't sure about we use for ourselves, but keep in a separate bowl in the fridge. As we use them, we crack each one into a little bowl by itelf just to make sure it is 'ok.' Only had one spoiled in quite a few years, so maybe they don't go bad as quick as the USDA and FDA and Safeway tell us.

EIEIO-Greenhorn question Tom A    Posted 09-24-2002 at 11:11:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am sure the answer will be the smell. Just want to doublecheck. Heck I hate giving the eggs to the critters if I can use them. How do you tell if the egg is bad? Is it the smell? I found a bunch of great recipes for eggs that I have been using and than no eggs. Until, that is, my big find.


June in SD    Posted 09-25-2002 at 10:44:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Get you a candler and check the eggs.
I had a lady in FL, who sold free range eggs in her garden shop, tell me that it took a week of the eggs sitting on the table at room temp or two weeks sitting in the refrigerator for them to peel like the eggs from the grocery store when they are hard boiled. Ever try peeling a hard boiled fresh egg?
Why not try the chicken tractor a nice compromise between free range and penned chickens. You have a picture on your site posted by a visitor to your site.

WallSal55 - What if the egg white is cloudy looking?    Posted 09-25-2002 at 06:10:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those are the eggs I am leary about, and the
kitties or dog gets an egg to brighten up their
coat! There's no odor, but the egg white is cloudy or a little whitish looking.

Tom A    Posted 09-25-2002 at 08:45:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I use the old adage "if in doubt, leave it out."

If you are even a little suspicious of it after breaking it into a bowl, then give it to the dog/cat/teenage son.

But I think questionable ones are the exception rather than the I said, we use almost all of the ones we find.

Yep, the smell    Posted 09-24-2002 at 12:52:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
and the appearance. Don't worry, it'll be obvious!

EIEIO    Posted 09-24-2002 at 14:11:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

Scott Hansen    Posted 09-24-2002 at 09:41:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds just like here. And that is my question exactly.

WallSal55 - Gorgeous day here to in IL    Posted 09-24-2002 at 10:10:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep looking for excuses to be outside. Watering
the 3 new trees we had put in the lawn this summer, 2 pin oaks and one river birch.
Fed the cats, dog, getting the mail, and going to
a cross country match!

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