Tag Archive for eggs

How To Pick The Best Day For Hatching Eggs

Newly Hatched Buff Orpington Chick

I’m a great believer in agricultural traditions and folk wisdom. That’s because much of what I learned about homesteading was passed onto me by the two generations of garden farmers that came before me. Heeding their advice enabled much success and fewer homesteading failures. One bit of advice that was given to me by those…

Baking Soda For Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs?

Fresh Collected Eggs For Water Glass

I’m always on the prowl for an easy to peel method for hard-boiled eggs using freshly laid eggs. I maintain that perfect and easy to peel hard-boiled eggs result from using old eggs and never fresh ones. If I know ahead of time that I’ll need hard-boiled eggs, I allow washed, freshly laid eggs to…

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

An American ClassicRice pudding is a favorite around here. My husband likes it for breakfast and I like it anytime. It’s a fantastic way to use up leftover rice. There are many different variations of rice pudding found around the world. The recipe below is classic American Farmhouse cuisine. Rice Pudding Heaping ⅓ Cup of…

Too Many Eggs & Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie

For people who keep backyard chickens or ducks, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing – especially in the spring. That’s because this is the time of the year when small poultry flock owners are positively polluted with extra eggs. But it’s a good problem to have. Early spring brings with extra…

First Eggs Of Spring

First Eggs of Spring

I found four eggs in the nest boxes yesterday. It was the first day since before Christmas that I collected more than one or two eggs. Spring is most assuredly on the way.

How To Make Farm House Egg Noodles

Noodles Are Being Cut & Then Hung To Dry

I know spring seems like it’s far away. But before you know it people who keep backyard chickens will be swimming in eggs again. One way to use up an abundance of eggs and to store the nutrition of eggs for long-term storage is by making egg noodles. Egg noodles are simply flour, water, eggs,…

How To Preserve Eggs With Water Glass

Eggs In Water Glass

Did you know that are a few different old-time ways to preserve fresh eggs for many months without electricity? It’s true. Freshly laid eggs have been successfully preserved by being kept in a “water glass” solution, in a lime water solution, by being coated with mineral oil, Vaseline or paraffin wax, and by being buried…