When we returned from our vacation, the gardens were in full throttle for what they were producing. Realizing that this is my dream, I don't want to waste any of the food. The girls have been busy picking strawberries, rhubarb, mint, lettuce, peas, herbs, swiss chard, spinach, and gathering eggs. Right now we have too much food for our little family to eat, so I have been preserving it for later, when there isn't so much coming in from the back yard.
Right now we are swamped with eggs. We are collecting two dozen eggs a day. No matter how hard I try, we can't eat that many. I have been selling some, but we are still left with too much. Someone mentioned to me that you could freeze them. "Freezing eggs??" Why yes. Just crack them open and put in an ice try to freeze.
Once frozen, just pop them out and put them in a freezable container. I am told these are great for baking. Just thaw out how many you need for your recipe, and TADAA! Now we won't have an egg shortage come December when I am baking away and the chickens aren't laying as well.
There is such a good feeling of not having to go the market for food. I heard on tv the other day that gardening is a new trend. What?? New trend?? Gardening was and actually is a way of life. Walmart wasn't always there you know. Why aren't more people growing their own food?