I was outside today, minding my own business and checking on the plants in the greenhouse that lived through a 29 degree freeze last night when I decided I would clean up a table that has just sat outside for no apparent reason all summer long gathering various items as we walked by.
I put a tote of plant things in the greenhouse. I gathered some rusty old nails that we removed from some old barn wood. I picked up some trash and put it in the trash can. And then I saw it. My bucket. My favorite bucket actually. And inside the bucket were 15 gorgeous brown eggs frozen into rainwater from a couple of nights ago.
Apparently, a couple of days ago I was in the middle of several tasks at once and I gathered eggs and put them in my bucket. And forgot! It rained that night. No big deal…I could wash those eggs and put them in the fridge to be used this week. But, again, I forgot about my eggs. Then last night the hard freeze came and encapsulated my beautiful eggs in ice.
I may have been able to save them because they were starting to thaw out but I opted for the next best thing and gave them to the pigs! They got a nice treat and I felt like the eggs weren’t a complete loss.
Of course, we all make mistakes and that is part of life. But if I had just taken two minutes and walked the extra 10 feet into the back door, I would not have frozen 15 eggs!
The moral of the story…don’t forget the eggs!