My latest "test product" though, I was less than thrilled with...I was selected to test a new online cooking school. I kept putting it off, but I finally went an started my 2 week trial. While I really don't think it is worth the proposed price of $400 (I'm rounding), I was actually happy with the videos! I don't think they did the "how to make stock" ones very well...I think they could have been more specific with them. The egg videos though, oh my! I have found a new love for eggs! Big shocker there...I started a flock of three hens just get their eggs! I discovered I've been frying my eggs "wrong", but won't be changing my habits...I really should call them Basted eggs though, lol.
I even made poached eggs again this morning for breakfast! This time I cooked them all to medium, had the water at just the right temp, and every one of the eggs came out beautiful! I sauteed up the last of my mushrooms, along with a few thin slices of Tofu (one serving) in a little Bacon fat, everything tastes better with Bacon! I will probably skip the poached eggs for the rest of the day...but I will more than likely have them for breakfast again tomorrow!
I got busy again today on the coop (and really need to charge the batteries for my drill now)! The girls officially have a pop door hole now! Of course, I didn't think to measure the space before I cut it out...so the hole is only 8.5" by 9"! Or at least the piece of wood I cut out is those dimensions...I still need to do a large amount of sanding on the actual opening to smooth out all the large caliber drill holes! I may need to cut through the crossbar at the top of the current hole to make it large enough for the girls when they are full-size, it would be great for right now as is, lol. Just means a bit more nailing/screwing so that cutting that board doesn't effect the rest of the coop! I'm done with it for today though, I need to go buy a new paint brush and some sand paper to finish the coop with (the brush I used the other day went in the trash, there was no saving it for another day). I may pick up a "touch up" roller to do the inside with, the whole roller is only about 4 inches wide, but they work great, we used one when we patched holes in the master bathroom when we took out the old towel rod and such, the plastic of the packaging plays double duty as a small paint tray too!
Next stop, finishing up the painting so I can get the run up before the girls take over the house!