Monday, September 3, 2012

eggs













Ate my first Field Lab eggs for breakfast this morning.  These were the latest two - the first 8 I have put out for the critters since I don't know how long they sat out in the heat (and I'm a spoiled food wimp).  Haven't figured out the economics yet of the food efficiency from egg production of just two hens...but for now it seems like magic.  Did some research today on tiny house interiors because that has been holding me back - and just can't decide at this point if I need to do more cutouts on the container before insulating...so I will proceed and worry about the rest later.  Not the most precise plan, but getting the insulation out of the elements is the priority.  Will have to deal with any brilliant insights down the road.  Two big storms creeped up East and West of TFL this afternoon...just caught the edge of the East storm.  84,106,75, .15,B, .18

20 comments:

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

I've eaten hundreds of unrefrigerated eggs in Central America. Don't have a clue how old they were..never been sick but I check em for cracks..........

Dizzy-Dick said...

If you let them alone in the nest, maybe they will hatch out and you can increase your flock size. If you don't wash off the natural protective coating the eggs will keep for quite awhile.

John Wells said...

thanks Rev & Diz....they wont hatch though - my hens are virgins. Carl hasn't "known" them yet.

Zach said...

Too bad there isn't a cam on one of the eggs to see which critter gets it first.

I'm betting on a the rats, but I'm just not too sure.

MontelloOffGrid said...

John, you kick ass! Damn fine eggs sir!!!

Ron/Debbie said...

I enjoyed your Sunday post and those 2 eggs look great. You might get 2 a day or at least 2 every other day. Breakfast probably 4 times a week. Good deal.

Zole said...

Quit hating Billy boy!

Dale said...

Billy it's hard to beat market prices but you can easily beat market quality. The new mantra know what you eat and where it came from.

Zach said...

Looks like I spoke too soon John.

A thousand apologies.

I was honestly just joking around.

wickets said...

my hens are virgins.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I thought roosters fertilized the egg not the hen??

Tom Blood said...

good stuff john. i bet those eggs were so much fresher then anything you could get in a store or some resturant. part of the fun of this must be the experiments in sustanable living . it would sur suck to buy twenty hens and learn about rasing chickens for eggs and then realize you could only eat two eggs a day as that is all you wanted. paying all that cash for them all and then discovering that a critter dug into your chicken coup and killed half of em. starting small isnt always bad. yummy good now ya know john everything is better with bacon. lol i underdstand theres a lot of ferrell pigs in texas. any around your area. yummy good

Tom Blood said...

the rooster must mate with the hen to fertilize the egg wickets so tell that rooster to keep it in his pants. lol

mike said...

Wow, this blog really got busy after the Sunday post (lol)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19465692

wickets said...

Thanks for the rooster edu....learn something new everyday

Morgan said...

I've got hens. I get about three eggs a day and that's more than enough for my husband and I, we end up giving plenty of eggs away. You'll be happier if you dont increase your flock until you need to, remember your chickens will stop laying a couple years before the end of their lives, if you don't plan to turn them into McNuggets at that point then you will have extraneous hens for awhile and will be glad you don't have a gynormous flock. You can always get two new girls when the older ones stop laying.

JohnnyM said...

The Internet has a solution in case this comes up again

Not sure if your eggs are still good or not? Test their freshness by dissolving 2 teaspoons of salt in a cup of cold water. Place your egg in the water and if it floats it is an old egg, if it sinks, it’s fresh

Quixote Kid said...

I like that cast iron skillet. Looks like a great breakfast. Now I'm hungry.

Pat O'Bryan said...

Speaking of those storms, I had an entertaining morning getting stuck and rescued out by red bluff today. It's so odd how it can come a "gully washer" in one place and a quarter mile away it's bone dry.

Let's get together for a cold one.

Allen Hare said...

The eggs look great. That home-grown source of protein is a plus.

It's interesting reading your thoughts on the interior finish-out of the container. There are so many ways you could do it. I was thinking a cut-out on the south side, with a sliding glass door, would give lots of light, direct ingress/egress from the outside without having to go through the courtyard, and a feeling of spaciousness in an otherwise constricted living space. I know you'll come up with a great JW/TFL solution.

As always, best of luck with all you do.

S.A.B.L.E. said...

Hard to beat farm fresh eggs. I've enjoyed my farm fresh eggs for 10 years.