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.