Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can you eat that egg?

Below is a cute poem I found on Backwoods Home Magazine's website for us Backyard Chicken owners! Have you almost stepped on an egg you found where it shouldn't be and weren't sure how long it's been there and if you should collect it for fear that when you crack it open, you release an eternal stench?! Here is a cute poem to help remember an old-fashioned technique for testing an egg's freshness by putting it in a glass of water and watching what it does - have the water depth be twice that of the little eggie... ENJOY!

Can you eat that egg?
By Scott Matthews

If not sure you ought-ter,
then place it in water.
If it lies on its side,
then it's fresh; eat with pride.

After three or four days,
at an angle it lays.
But, it still is a treat,
so go on and eat.

Ten days, stands on end,
in your baking 'twill blend.
'Cause it's definitely edible,
in your baking, incredible.

But, if it floats on the surface,
that egg serves no purpose.
'Cause a floater's a stinker!
Out the back door best fling 'er!

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