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24 Mar

It’s time for SOOC Sunday, so I’m featuring my eggs.

Yep, they’re SOOC~Straight Out Of Chicken!

There’s nothing like farm fresh eggs.  Although I’m getting a bit overrun.  (All you local people need to see me about buying some.)

The girls hard at work finding lots of yummy bits of stuff and bugs that make their eggs taste so much better and gives them more color to their yolks than store-bought eggs.

Because I’m drowning in eggs, I took the older ones and turned them into deviled eggs.

I hard boiled a dozen, and I used the older ones so they would peel better.  The shells can go into the compost.

Slice the eggs in half.

Put the yolks in a bowl and set the whites aside on a plate to fill.

Smash those yolks with a fork.

For the dozen eggs, I added a scant 1/2 cup of mayo.

Add 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard and 1 teaspoon of vinegar.

Mix it together.  Add a bit of salt and pepper, mix it up, and then you’re ready to start filling them.

Just a teaspoon of the filling will fill each half of the egg.

I love these deviled eggs!

Now I just need to find a lot more people to help eat them!

Linking to SOOC Sunday.

Linking to Homestead Barn Hop.


Caterpillar Clothespin

11 Mar

My mom helps with the local 4H club as its art/craft person.  She had me come take pictures of their workshop yesterday.    I thought I’d share some of the cute little caterpillars the younger kids made.

It’s a small clothespin from a craft store with little pom poms glued to it.

Then you just add eyes (however many you want) and pipe cleaner antenna.

Aren’t they cute?

In other exciting news.  I’ve ordered my birthday present to myself~a real macro lens.  I’ll have it in about a week. 🙂

Linking to Macro Monday.

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Happy Ducks

26 Feb

The ducks weren’t happy with our snow and cold the other day.  Today, the warm winds came and everything is melting.  That means their pen has some puddles.  They like when there are puddles.

Silly hen.  Doesn’t she know she’s not waterfowl?

This hen below was injured last summer.  I’m not sure if it was during the raccoon attack or soon after, but she has a hard time walking now.  She’s still pretty.  It just takes her a little longer to get up and get around.

My beautiful drake, Quackers.  He will be 13 in May.  Depending where you get your information, ducks live to be 10 – 15 years old.  He’s an old man.

Later, I gave them spinach, and they really liked the green treats too.

I try to keep my ducks happy!  I’m torn between ordering more ducklings or not.  These are the only three I have after the raccoon attacks last summer.  I love my ducks, but I hate having them penned, even though they do have a pretty big area.

Linking to Your Sunday Best hosted by Nancy at A Rural Journal.

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