|This is one of my beautiful Barred Rocks!|
We usually take our chickens in for processing once a year. I like to keep the flock fresh and I enjoy having meat that we raised in our freezer. We only have two roosters on the farm and the rest are hens (females). It is wonderful to have farm fresh eggs for breakfast when we want them and for cooking.
|This is a batch of eggs that was washed and cleaned today.|
We have chickens that lay brown, white and green eggs.
Growing up, I can remember my grandma and grandpa getting up at what seemed like 3 A.M. to start cooking breakfast. It was a hillbilly breakfast and we ate it everyday. Grandpa would start the coffee and begin frying the bacon while grandma made the buttermilk biscuits. After the bacon was done, the eggs would be cooked over easy and then the gravy would be made from the leftover bacon grease. It was heavenly! Then we'd have an small glass of orange juice, a small cup of milk and our Flinstone vitamin. Life was good!
Now that I'm married, I can't cook a hard egg. My husband loves for the yolk to be busted and cooked that way, but I just wasn't raised that way. I can only cook my eggs scrambled or over easy. I don't want the yolk busted. In fact, I make myself an egg sandwich every once in awhile. I gently toast two pieces of bread, put a little Miracle Whip on it, and then stick my egg in there. That first bite, the yolk busts and yummy is it good! And of course, I have to sop up the yoke with my bread. Bill thinks it's gross, but I enjoy it.
|The yolk is the yellow portion of the egg.|
It contains most of the vitamins, minerals and fat
from the egg!
The Incredible Edible Egg has numerous egg recipes that you can try!