They came out of the oven after half an hour and they smelled wonderful!! They are now all tucked into the freezer, to be pulled out for meals and picnics etc.
That's what 84 eggs worth of shell looks like. I have a plan to dry them out in a low oven and then use them to keep slugs away from the lettuce plants.
You might be wondering what I used the other 20 eggs for? Another dozen went into lemon curd, so I have six more jars of that put up on the pantry shelves, and then I just hard boiled the last 8 and they are in the fridge for breakfasts, quick snacks and lunches. They'll be gone soon!