Have a close, dry keg, for the purpose of receiving the eggs as they are brought in fresh from the hen's nests. An old biscuit keg will be best. Keep near it a patty-pan, or something of the sort, to hold a piece of clean white rag with some good lard tied up in it. While they are fresh and warm from the nest, grease each egg all over with the lard, not omitting even the smallest part; and then put it into the keg with the rest. Eggs preserved in this manner (and there is no better way) will continue good for months, provided they were perfectly fresh when greased; and it is useless to attempt preserving any but new-laid eggs. No process whatever, can restore or prevent from spoiling, any egg that is the least stale. Therefore, if you live in a city, or have not hens of your own, it is best to depend on buying eggs as you want them.