Friday, April 06, 2007

Eggs for everyone

Just one more post about food.

Robert, Brien, Emrys and Laura oiling away.

This is one of the fun winter traditions, the egg oiling party. We get a shipment of fresh eggs towards the end of summer and if we take care of them, they’ll last for the entire winter. One of the ways to make them last longer is to coat the shells with vegetable oil which will cut down on air and/or bacteria getting absorbed in through the shell.

Someone's idea of a joke to stick me next to two of the tallest people on station, Terry and Neal.

For some reason, we didn’t have as many fresh eggs delivered this year and currently have about 14 cases or about 2500 eggs. So folks may be having scrambled egg product towards the end of winter instead of their 2 eggs over easy from the griddle but they should be in good shape for a few months.

My hands and nose along with the eggs. Michael was the photographer for all of these photos.

So we don clothes that we won’t mind getting oily, gloves are optional, and start carefully dipping the eggs in oil, smearing it all around before putting the egg back in the tray, flipped over the other way. It’s fun, it’s messy and there was a big vat of sangria with fresh fruit to keep us happy.

There were a few casualties which is to be expected, but at least no one got any eggs broken over their heads, which has happened in past winters.


At 4:00 AM, Anonymous WaterDon said...

My wife, the former farm girl, tells of throwing eggs through a huge fan at her brothers. The fan made up for "throwing like a girl."

At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Tara said...

Happy Easter Heidi and Brien! Hope you and your fellow Polies had a great weekend!

At 1:04 AM, Blogger Neal said...

Being photographed next to you makes me feel like a yeti.

At 2:03 PM, Blogger skua76 said...

Neal, are you saying you're abominable?

At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Larry said...

Tell Brien Hi, Can't get on his site or e-mail him.

Thanks Bunches,

Larry O.

At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Hamp Rutledge said...

Great Site! Very well done and interesting.

My son was down there for three weeks at the end of your Summer working on the Ice Cube project. He left on about 15 Feb. The Ice Cube winter overs may know him, Doug Rutledge. While he was down there I got hooked on your site.

Keep the posts coming they are really interesting. Hope all of you have a great winter.

At 1:38 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Heidi, I miss you! Glad to see you having a great winter!


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