We had a wonderful Passover meal of Shaun and bitter herb salad and flat bread. Of course, the lamb wasn’t the best, but that is sorta the point of Passover dinner, is it not? A big rush without time for maranation or decent seasonings? (Mya has assumed the position)
(We had lamb chops tonight and it was BEYOND TENDER and tasted wonderful!! I’m in love with mutton now!)
Festivities aside, George (Jr) looks every bit the part now,…
…but isn’t as nice as George (Sr) was. (choice words were said and a rooster might have been slightly kicked a bit)
We get around 7-8 eggs a day. We’re feeding them to the dog, the cat, and one meal a day is nothing but eggs. I’m trying to sell them, but everyone here already has them!
We’ve discovered the odd purple egg. It’s Marans mix. The Marans chicken lays a chocolate brown egg. This chocolate pigment can be washed off to reveal a regular brown egg. So, I rubbed part of the egg with a wet finger and… See the lighter spot? The brown speckles actually wash off revealing a blueish egg!
When we moved here, there was a small animal shelter in what is now the chicken run. They don’t need it as they have their coop. So, Arlis literally drug it with the tractor to the lower field for the cattle to have shelter when down there.
This is where it was.
Yeah, that was enough for one day, huh baby?
In doing this, we kept the chickens up for several days and completely redid the fencing. The run is much larger and nicer now.
On another note, I used the jar of grown yellow tomatoes. They were sweeter, and I really liked them. Arlis did not. Here they are on my homemade pizza crust made into a homemade pizza sauce (I love that sauce!)
I decided to go ahead and purchase more lettuce when we got some white and red cabbage plants. Below is lettuces, cabbages, and peas to the left. The peas have tendrils now, and all of our root crops have started sprouting!
And lastly, but definitely not least, our stove caught a bird
Mya started going nuts at the stove this evening, so we figured a squirrel fell down the chimney…nope. He’s safely out of the house now. (Talk about a lucky shot with the camera!)