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TAG : Eggs

The Trick to Peeling Fresh Hard Boiled Eggs

Until recently, I have had such a difficult time peeling hard boiled eggs that were fresh from our chickens. It was almost impossible to peel them without getting half the white with the shell. I have tried every method and was unsuccessful. I read that you could salt the water or put white ...

Double Yolks Explained

How do double yolks happen? My mama’s hen, named Bobby Lou, laid a huge egg recently and set me to wondering how she did that. So, I contacted my blog friend, Lara, who works for Minnesota Poultry. She knows all sorts of cool things about turkeys and chickens. I love getting together with ...

From Farm Fresh Eggs to Souffle

“The only thing that will make a soufflé fall is if it knows you're afraid of it.” James Beard Today it is raining and thundering on the farm and it’s a huge bonus for me because it cuts my work and worry load – not in half, but enough to give me time to head into my farmhouse kitchen ...

Finding Organic Inspiration: Part II

So after googling until I thought I'd go cross-eyed, I found that other than growing their own veggies, a lot of people were also choosing to raise their own hens because apparently the process that the eggs we buy go through isn't exactly the greatest. ... Shocker!What I found was disturbing ...

Almost Egg Time

Here at Farm on the Hill in Richland Center, Wisconsin, "Mud Season" has begun in earnest. We eagerly await the pastures complete thawing and firming up enough to bring our first critters out to the green grass. This year, it'll be the chickens. The broilers are still in the brooder in the ...

The Chicken or the Eggmobile

Spring is approaching rapidly here at Farm on the Hill. After a difficult winter, Bryan and I took advantage of the first warm-ish day in February to work on the Eggmobile, which will be rolled out of the tractor shed and onto the pasture once it’s warm and dry enough out there … and we ...

Outhouse Used as a Place to Hide Broken Eggs

As a child we wallpapered the outhouse with scraps and pieces left from the trimmings mother had when our home walls got a face lift.Once in a while the outhouse was a place to hide mistakes, like when forgetting the leavening out of baked goods or accidental breakage of eggs while gathering ...

Getting to Know Chickens

You’d never guess it to look at me, but I am a woman who can make completely convincing chicken noises. I can sound like a contented chicken, an excited hen and a wide-awake little bantam rooster.It isn’t a skill you’re likely to see on my resumé, but it is one of which I am somewhat ...

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