- A large egg contains about 5 grams of fat and 70 calories. Egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. It is second only to mother's milk for human nutrition. The yolk contains all the egg's fat and half its protein.
- It takes a hen about 25 hours to produce an egg, about half an hour of fussing around just before laying the egg, and the actual laying of the egg takes about a minute, and this is done with the hen standing up.
- You can spin an egg to find out if it is hard boiled or raw. If it wobbles it's raw, if it spins smoothly it's hard boiled.
- The mathematical description of an egg's shape is 'oblate', or a 'prolate spheroid'.
- The people of China and Japan eat the most eggs, about 350 per person per year. Australians eat about 220 per person per year and this number is growing.
- Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D.
- The record for the most yolks found in one egg is nine.
I've been in a bit of trouble this week. First I was being a bit gung-ho on Helga, doing some mowing in the outer edges of the forest. I was doing some clearing of the undergrowth, bracken and such, in preparation for summer and reducing fuel. Anyway, as I said, a bit gung-ho, and I hit a stump with the side of Helga and proceeded to bust off the cover that protects the mower blades. Steve patiently repaired it for me..... then I did exactly the same thing half an hour later. I try to live and learn but obviously I'm a bit slow. :-)
Then the next day I did this. Can you see that hole in the middle of that pipe? That is the water pipe the Steve laid a couple of weeks ago when he piped water and installed a tap to the chook yard. The pipe travels through my fenced garden, and Steve asked me to bury the pipe along the fence so, a) it would be protected and b) I would know where it was so I could avoid it when gardening. Well. All I can say is that I forgot. And when I rammed that big garden fork into the ground to lift some grass, the big fountain of water that shot into the air, that was the reminder I needed. Bit late though. I am sheepish, truly...