With so eggs coming in, I've developed an assembly line sort of routine to deal with them. I collect them every day and keep them refrigerated until I have about a week's worth to wash. They get a quick rinse, air dry for a while on the counter and then are boxed up.
* I must add that I do not generally sort my eggs by color. One day it just seemed like a fun sort of thing to do, so I did it. The simple joys of retirement...
Our outdoor fridge looks like this right now -- this is about two and a half weeks worth of eggs. We give most of them away. People in our church love to see us coming on a Sunday with our tote bulging with eggs.
I also boil up a batch every week for Bruce to include in his lunches. Plus we might use an additional half dozen or so for breakfasts and general cooking. So we have twenty-odd hens for the pleasure of eating a dozen eggs a week -- and then giving the other five dozen away.
So, the question is: Is it worth it?
In a word: Yes!