August 21, 2015

Do You Hear What I Hear??? Peep! Peep! Peep!

The chicks have arrived!!

I ordered 80 male Cornish Cross birds.....

The post office called me at 8AM
just as I had finished setting up
the water and food. 

This is what I came home with!! 

The box has 4 compartments that held 
20 chicks in each one!

Happy little peepers running all
around eating and drinking and
being merry!

August 13, 2015


Check out the pollen on her legs!
BUSY bee for sure!

Honey bee in flight!

It won't be long now until we open the hives
and take out some frames of honey!

There's NOTHING like fresh
harvested honey!!

I can't wait!

Plum Crazy

Plums, plums everywhere... .and lots and lots to figure out!! 
We planted two plum trees a few years ago... maybe even 8 or so years ago 
and now they have begun to fruit like crazy! 
Last year I had enough to make a batch or two of jelly... 
which came out delicious!! 
oh my word, we're gonna have lots more!

I've been researching ideas.... 
and I think I'm going to start with an 
Asian Plum Sauce 
and a Sweet & Spicy Plum Sauce 
and then my good ol' stand by, plum jelly!!! 
I might try making a plum leather or wine...
 but that will be a decision for another day!! 
For now... I just gotta get picking and 
get started on SOMETHING!!