In My Fridge


Eggs!!!! The chickens are delivering–in the barn! Yay! I had to buy eggs for the past few months, which was unfamiliar and unwelcome. So, so glad to be back in the egg business! Also in my fridge–beer (Ross is here) and vegan margarine (Weston and Mariah will be here this weekend, too). Don’t even get me started on the soy milk on the shelf above…… (Soy milk is so expensive!)

I got a phone call at 2 a.m. this morning. It was Ross. He said, “Will you come downstairs and let me in?” I knew he was coming, but I thought he wouldn’t be here until this evening! He is one month away from finishing prototype, the final phase of nuclear power school. He doesn’t have his orders yet, but by next month, he will be assigned to a submarine and off on the real adventure. (June will mark two years since he left for boot camp, so it’s been a long and arduous road to here, but he made it!)


  1. lattelady says:

    Welcome home Ross.

  2. bonita says:

    Ross, Weston, laying hens, and Coco. What a great weekend!

  3. TeaCup says:

    Sounds like you’ll all have a GREAT weekend. Good!


  4. CATRAY44 says:

    I am so happy for you all. How proud you must be of all your children! You are making some wonderful family memories.

  5. CindyP says:

    Welcome home, Ross, Weston and Mariah! Great job, Ross…very proud of you!

  6. AngieR says:

    Susan, do you know how to preserve extra eggs to have on hand for the winter when there are no eggs? You can freeze them with a pinch of salt to keep them from jelling. I do 2,6 and 12 egg batches in the blender then vacuum seal them. They are still wonderful for baking and scrambled eggs. You can also wash them and let them dry then coat them in mineral oil and store them in carton in a very cool place such as a cellar. They keep for as long as 9 months. You can always have eggs on hand.

  7. DoTson99 says:

    Glad for you having it so much easier navigating in the winter time, love your new farm would like to have one of my own.

  8. Ramona Slocum says:

    It’s nice to have fresh eggs. I just LOVE the little bowl you have your eggs in. It looks like a pottery bowl??

  9. cabynfevr says:

    I can’t wait to hear where Ross will be stationed! Has he filled out his requests yet? Hopefully he won’t end up here in CT. Not that there’s anything wrong with Groton, it’s just not the most glamorous of spots! 🙂

  10. roosterrun says:

    Awe, He knew you needed help with Coco today, that and he missed your cooking. Glad he made it home safely. I know you will be thrilled to have everyone under one roof (including Coco). There is no feeling as good as knowing all of your family is under one roof and safe. I know I always sleep better when mine are all here.

  11. boulderneigh says:

    You can make you own soymilk much, MUCH cheaper – and it ain’t half bad!

  12. jeepdriver says:

    It’s been two years? TWO? Really? Wow. Hope you all have a great and wonderful weekend. Oh, I just caught an episode of Disaster Preppers which showed a gal cooking with eggs she had stored for 6 months. She coats them with veg. oil and puts them in a cool, dark place. It works!

  13. brookdale says:

    Would you post the recipe for soy milk on FarmBell, boulderneigh?

  14. Snapper119 says:

    What an awesome sounding weekend! Enjoy it all. :happyflower:

  15. quinn says:

    Sounds like Ross deserves a beer!

    My hens are laying reliably again after a patchy winter, and just today I delivered eggs for the first time to my regular “customers” from last year. They were as happy to see those eggs as I was 🙂

  16. cezan says:

    hi ther :wave: ,
    jus wanted u to know… u dont have to buy soy milk… u can easily make it from soyabeans! :fairy:
    seriously u hav to make it, fresh soy milk is so divine :woof: plus u can make other byproducts like tofu (good for vegan folks.. =))

    it’s actually easier than making cheese… & way faster. :woof:

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