The Runner beans are starting to dry, which means I need to keep the pods picked before they burst open on their own and scatter the beans all over. The white ones are the white-flowered variety, and the purple ones are the standard red ones. It makes for a pretty mix! I’m very excited about tasting these.
Besides picking beans, today I froze a bunch of excess quail eggs. When those little girls lay, they certainly lay in profusion! From what I’ve heard, frozen eggs are practically indistinguishable from fresh eggs (as scrambled eggs, or in recipes) but you can’t just pop them in the freezer.
First, since they ARE teeny tiny quail eggs, I cracked five of them into little plastic cups. Five quail eggs are equivalent to one chicken egg.
Then, I beat them gently with a fork, to mix the yolks and whites together. Next, I put the little cups in the freezer. When they had frozen, I ran the bottom of the cups under hot water for a few seconds to loosen them, then popped the frozen eggs into freezer bags.
They look like little tasty orange popsicles! During the winter, when the quail aren’t laying anymore, and the chicken eggs are sporadic at best, I’ll be able to grab out however many little egg blocks I need for my recipes.
I’ve been doing a lot of work out in the yard these last couple of days. I finally finished the raised beds in the vegetable garden, and added more beds in the East Yard. I forgot to take pictures, though, so I’ll have to do a separate blog post on those improvements later. This fall, I’m really hoping to get the greenhouse and duck coop built. No matter how much I accomplish, there’s always an unending to-do list!