Monday, 28 January 2013

Eggs and Dust Bunnies

 
We have eggs coming out of our ears at the moment, the birds are laying them faster than we can possibly eat them.  The folks we normally sell them to seem to be having an egg eating go slow since Christmas.   We've both been off colour (absolutely flu ridden might be a better description) and have not felt like eating eggs at all.   The dogs have been valiantly chomping down a scrambled egg or two for breakfast most days and even the chickens got to share a dozen eggs scrambled the other day, their own eggs are very good for them, it gives them back all the nutrients they need to produce more, so slightly self defeating there then!!
 
Because I've not been well and also because of the dreadful weather for the past couple of weeks I've also been unable to visit my lovely Mum and brother who usually have some off us each month, so the egg mountain has built up nicely in the fridge.  This week I need to get on top of this and see what I can do to reduce it slightly back to more manageable proportions. 
 
I'm slowly starting to feel human again and after my post of the other day about housework, I have indeed even done a bit, mind you only a bit.  While the washer chewed it's way through loads of towels and clothes I got out the hoover and managed to make inroads into the dust bunny population .....
 
 
 
 
...they were starting to rebel, living cheek by fluffy cheek under the cooker and in all the corners, we had a full scale dust bunny revolution going on.  Some tried to hitch a lift on the dogs noses and make a desperate bid for freedom, but springing stealthily into action I managed to re home them temporarily in the hoover and now they have gone to that great dust bunny skyscraper I call the 'compost bin'. 
 
Fluff free corners are once more the order of the day, but I spy bits of sunshine and now the grass has miraculously started to appear in all it's green glory my thoughts turn to planting once more, I feel the need to rifle through seed packets and make out a planting plans, dig over the veggie beds and begin preparing the Veggie Patch for a brand new growing season, abandoning all thoughts of housework for the coming days, weeks, months, shhhhh don't tell the dust bunnies they'll be back before I know it!! 
 
Sue xx
 

15 comments:

  1. Glad you are both feeling better!

    I have abandoned crochet in favour of my seed packets, today and am in the middle of an on line order to Chase Organics...trying to be restrained, here...

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  2. I have those annoying dust bunnies too :) but also wild bunnies that like to eat our plants! I think I prefer the dust type - at least I can vacuum them away periodically :)
    Judy xx

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  3. So thats where my dust bunnies came from! Are you sure you did not pack their little cases and send them to me. I read with envy your stories of seed packets and growing things. Alas my greenfingered sewing does not spread to actual gardening!! Though I do get a mean blueberry crop each year.

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  4. Sue, you are well ahead of me. Both on the dust bunnies and the seed packets.
    This week I must get organised!

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  5. Good luck with your dust bunny fight. I have a tendency to "live and let" live as far as mine go, lol. I wish I had your eggs. Last month we had way too many but this month my girls are on strike and the duck hen is making a nest.

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  6. The dust bunnies here can wait...they don't eat much so that's OK.
    Jane x

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  7. Sorry you've been poorly. Hope you can reduce your egg mountain and get some happy planting planning time

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  8. We're forever running out of eggs. We had chickens years ago, but had to give them away when we moved...now that we're back in the country hubby has agreed that I can pick up a few this spring.

    I'm assuming you know, but just in case not -- you can open the eggs and whisk them with a fork and freeze them. Some people do them one at a time in an ice tray, while others may do 3 at a time (for baking). Just thaw and use. Not sure how they'd be just cooked as eggs, but they are great for baking.

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  9. Your cute dust bunny makes it almost a shame to sweep up! I do envy you having chickens, it must be fun finding the eggs. Betty

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  10. Glad to hear you are feeling better and now you have overcome the dust bunnies sounds like you need to get 'cracking' on the eggs. I would make lots of cakes for the freezer!!

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  11. Pleased your feeling better .....i too have spent the day hoovering and composting dust bunnies :)

    Pickled eggs all the way here!

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  12. I can sympathise both with the glut of eggs and dust bunnies! The dust bunnies I am studiously ignoring, the eggs are not quite so easy to ignore. We only have 9 hens but it doesn't take long for a massive pile to appear in the basket in the kitchen! I have taken to pressing them onto anyone who steps through the front door recently though with the bad weather even visitors have been few and far between! Nikki

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  13. If you have a dehydrator (one of my favourite kitchen machines) you can dry them as well. There a blogpost on that here: http://dalnd.blogspot.de/2009/02/dried-eggs.html

    @Shara, thank you for the tip about freezing eggs - one of those things I kept meaning to look up and never got around to but very useful to know. I will store that information against the time when I hopefully might be in a place where I can have my own chickens, not to mention for those times when I ambitiously plan to bake lots of cakes, buy lots of eggs and then end up going out to dinner and not baking at all.

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  14. We have lots of dust bunnies...I hide them under the sofa!

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  15. I like your dust bunny picture. I am forever trying to round mine up. I hope you feel better soon.

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