The Egg Lady
So this is me. The Egg Lady.
This is where I live with my husband and 3 little chicks; Sapling Home Farm.
We have lived here for 6 years with our hens, who are very much part of our everyday life. It’s because of this and quite a bit of hard work, that I have been able to start my little business.
As a mum of 3 I thrive on keeping busy, being challenged and meeting new people. This business is definitely providing me with all of these things!
The message is a simple one…
FRESH. LOCAL. LOVED.
It’s simple; happy hens lay the best eggs so we put lots of effort into keeping our hens happy. We make sure they have all the feed and water they want, that they are tucked up nice and warm and that they have lots to keep them entertained.
FRESH EGGS STAY TOGETHER
Break a really fresh good quality egg into a frying pan or drop into water to poach and it will stay as a tight ball making a neat round poached or fried egg.
THE FIVE STEP TEST
1. Look at the shell. It should be bright and have a sheen to it.
2. Crack the shell. It should be a sharp snap rather than a dull thud.
3. Look at the air pocket. Inside the round end of the egg (the non pointy end) there is an air bubble, when the egg is laid it is less than 4mm in depth, as the egg ages the air bubble grows in size.
4. Look at the height and circumference of the white. There are two parts to the egg white the thick albumen (closest to the yolk) and the thin albumen (around the outside of the thick albumen) this is sometimes mistaken for water. The yolk should sit nice and high in the middle of the thick albumen, the thin albumen should be nice and tight around the thick and not spread out.
5. Taste the egg. The yolk should have a rich creamy consistency, with a luxurious sheen and a broad depth of flavour.