Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Noel, Noel?

Noel, Noel? 

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kids Today?

When I went in to put the goats away today Addison made a break for the boys barn, she never had a chance.  Molly and Sara were all over her so she was run right back inside.  I know what the behavior means though, Addison is in heat.

That meant that I had to take Chip and have him swap places with Romeo.  I had barely gotten Romeo inside when he and Addy started to hit things off.  This may be the day to start the calendar!

Romeo will spend some time here in the girls barn with Addy, Gidget, and Pebbles, he has work to do.

About the "Out of space thing", I am experimenting moving over to WordPress - follow this Link and I'll see you there.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

About those eggs

Interesting Things about Eggs

Please read the whole article, but I will highlight two of their main points below:

2. Take the "sell-by" date with a grain of salt. In short, a carton may be up to two months old by the end of the sell-by date. Even so, according to the USDA, eggs are still fit for consumption for an additional three to five weeks past the sell-by date. We tasted two- and three-month-old eggs and found them perfectly palatable. At four months, the white was very loose and the yolk "tasted faintly of the refrigerator," though it was still edible. Our advice is to use your discretion. If the eggs smell odd or display discoloration, pitch them. Older eggs also lack the structure-lending properties of fresh eggs, so beware when baking. 

5. Farm-fresh eggs are well worth the splurge. In our taste tests, farm-fresh eggs were standouts. The large yolks were shockingly orange and their flavor was exceptionally rich and complex. The organic eggs followed in second place, with eggs from hens raised on a vegetarian diet in third, and the standard supermarket eggs last. Our conclusion? If you have access to eggs fresh from the farm, do buy them -- they are a special treat that would be best used in an egg-based dish like an omelet or frittata rather than baked into cakes or cookies. Otherwise, organic eggs are worth the premium -- about a dollar more than standard supermarket eggs. For general use, though, there's nothing wrong with supermarket eggs. 

As the chickens continue to wind down their production (I had 9 eggs in the refrigerator this morning) for the Winter I dread the thought of having to buy replacements from the store! 

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