Monday, March 9, 2009

blowing out eggs for spring

spring means decorating with eggs.and my friend that every one thinks we're related because we kind of look alike has chickens. and one of her chickens has decided that it likes to lay 1 sort of blueish colored egg every day. (you can't tell from the pics as well but they are blueish i swear) so this friend decided to keep the blueish looking eggs and blow out the yolk so that she could put them in a hurricane for easy decorating using nature for the season. i of course thought that was super cool and wanted to do it as well. here are my first two eggs of more to come as the days pass by.

first i poked a hole on either side of the egg. make sure it's a little bigger on the side you are trying to blow out the stuff from. yolk is not as watery as you think! (so i have figured out through this little process)
next blow out the yoke. see now, this sounds easy in theory, but really it's not. i'm just saying, when you start feeling light headed and like your belly button is about to pop out...you know you're working it. this so was the case for me. my husband of course walked in as i was trying my darnedest to get the crap out of the egg only to chuckle and say "let me show you how it's done."
gladly i obliged so i could take a moment to push back in my egg blowing hernia.
so here's your next step: look totally incompetent so that the man of the house wants to "save" you and let him turn all blue in the face and light headed.
we did find out that if the egg is room temp,if you poke the yoke a few times during the process it's a lot less hernia making.

they sure are going to look pretty when i have a bunch! i can't believe my husband has to blow out like 10 more of these babies. thank heavens the chicken only lays one blueish egg every day. otherwise i don't think the husband would be able to do it.

29 comments:

kiwicarole said...

Hahaha, you reminded me of when I was a kid and we lived in the country. We used to head out on a "bird nesting expedition" We would climb trees searching nests for eggs, taking 1 egg from a nest, then take them home and blow them like you describe, and then string them up around the walls in our bedrooms! Ah, those were the years!
Thanks for the memories!!
Carole

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

It is SOO hard to blog eggs and not laugh. I've broken so many cracking up! Sometimes I poke a long wire in and scramble it up a bit. I don't know if this actually helps or not though, lol! I'll be linking to this, I need the reminder to save some eggs!

Pollyanna said...

Ooh, we blow lots of eggs out during our Easter preps. These blue eggs are so pretty! I can't wait to see what it looks like when you are all done;)

KaHolly said...

So cheery and sweet. And a wonderful sign of spring. Have fun with your eggs. (Don't get carried away!)

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Men love it when we are helpless... heh heh... I do it all the time....

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

(the eggs are like giant robin eggs)

lera said...

I think I saw Martha Stewart once stick the needle (or toothpick ?) in the hole to break up the yolk before blowing it out. Sure sounds like it would be easier that way. (I haven't tried Martha's way. Just the traditional hernia-making way.)

Sew Many Ways... said...

Speaking of Martha Stewart...those eggs look like her color blue, such a pretty shade. I love your spring decorating.
~Karen~

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Those eggs are gorgeous and I can't help but laugh thinking of my husband and me trying to blow out eggs - I might have to just buy some.

A Touch of Country said...

So funny! I know the feeling and it gives me a headache blowing all my hot air out!

Wonder what the chicken ate to get blue eggs?

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh I used to do this when I was a lot younger...guess I need to blow some again..maybe then I could just try to dye them and make them look pretty...your blue one looks it in the last pic...so pretty and springy.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So funny - I laughed out loud reading this. It was well worth the effort - so pretty for spring.
P.S. Love your new header.

Mindy said...

I did the exact same thing with the exact same color eggs from Brandon's dad. He thought I was a little weird when I wanted all his eggs that color, but they're beautiful! I agree about the light-headedness too... wow, it makes me dizzy just thinking about it! ;)

girlsmama said...

I think they make plastic ones that look pretty real...:)

Rachel H. said...

I've done this before--not with blue eggs though! :) Yours are much cooler though.

Love your new header. Look at you going all pro on us!

Oh, and just to let you know, I bought my first yard of Moda fabric EVER. I WAS SOOOO happy--would've skipped home, but I had the car. :) It's beautiful. And you inspired me!

Jeanette said...

ooooh love the blue eggs, they are so pretty!

And I too love your new header!

Anna said...

I used to do that when I was little! I thought we were the only people in the world that blew out eggs. From your post and the comments I know now that we definitely aren't! Can't wait to do egg blowing with my own hoodlums someday! :) Love your blog!

Kim said...

OK...this is just too funny, lol. Blue eggs are so worth the blue face...rofl

Beth said...

I grew up blowing eggs - our family tradition was that we started on Ash Wednesday, and stopped on Good Friday (so the insides could dry out & we could dye them on Saturday). That usually got us at least a couple dozen to dye each year. I don't even want to think about how many dozen my parents still have (no, they didn't keep them ALL!) We've found over the years they're great for Egg Hunts because even if you don't find them - no stink! Less mess to clean up with little hands crunching them, too.

I love the blue eggs - I'm not sure where to find those in suburban Chicagoland, but yours are gorgeous!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

This reminds me of when I was a kid..we would blow the yolk out and than paint images on the eggs. I think I still have one packed away my Mom painted...hmm. Now I might need to hunt that down. cherry

52knit4 said...

I just bought 2 dozen from a local guy at cubscouts...I guess I need to get to them before the kids make their breakfast in the morning....they just love the farmfresh eggs...something about them....just taste better....thanks for reminding of something else I need to teach my children....fun!fun!fun!

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Needled Mom said...

Those are beautiful eggs. I believe they are laid by araucana chickens. We used to raise them and I miss our beautiful eggs.

As far as blowing the inners out....sometimes I feel as though my inners are outers after blowing that hard!!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Love the shade of blue. Isn't it great to have a man around the house? I knew they'd be good for something! Mimi

Cheryl said...

How funny....those eggs are beauties!

Jessica said...

I hope your boys love scrambled eggs as much as mine do. ( =

Kathy said...

What a great idea! My chickens lay various shades of brown eggs so they would work great with a neutral color scheme! I guess we'll be having scrambled eggs for a while, or at least until I can fill up the basket I'm gonna use for display!
I assume that your friends chickens are what are called Easter Eggers. They usually lay the blue/green eggs. I think I may have to add one or two to my flock so that I can add those to my display too.
I've probably said this before, but I LOVE YOUR BLOG! It is so nice to share ideas with all of the talented ladies that are blogging these days.

Darlene said...

I will back for this tutorial once I get ready to do this:
http://worthwalkingtoward.blogspot.com/2009/02/saving-onion-skins.html

I am so excited!!

Hadley said...

i'm catching up on my blogs tonight...insomnia!

anyways, my sister-in-law has chickens that lay those same kind of eggs. she's been blowing them out and selling them!

They are pretty!

Becca D. said...

My family blew out eggs growing up, and then we colored on them with permanent markers. We, however, didn't blew them out ourselves...we used a bulb syringe! Poked both ends with a skewer, used and cake tester to scramble the egg in the shell, then put the tip of the syringe at one hole pointing the other hole down into a cup and squeeze the syringe. Usually took two or three bursts from the syringe. Then we blew it out ourselves for one final finish. Soooo much easier this way!

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