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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.



Invaded by Kids

3 Mar

We’ve had six kids born since Monday.  Lily, Millie and Joe each had twins.

Lily had her twins first, and they she got sick.


That means I am raising her boys.



There has been much unauthorized exploration.

The dog is not too sure he likes being left in charge of the kids.

I’m still working on kid-proofing the house.

Snickers thinks it’s best to keep an eye on things from a perch.

Then Millie had her kids.


I’d spent the last five months telling her she could only have one kid.  She really took me seriously, and she chose to keep her little girl.

I think she must have gotten hay in her eyes getting into the big tub because they are fine now.

She made it clear that the boy was mine.  In all honesty at her age she really shouldn’t try raising more than one, but I meant she shouldn’t conceive and give birth to more than one.

Yep.  That give me three little boys in my house.  Boys are not that easy to diaper.

Finally, the same morning that Millie had her kids, Joe had her twins in the evening.

She has a cute boy

and an adorable girl.

 I don’t think I’m going to get much rest for a while.

Linking to SOOC Sunday.

Linking to Farm Photo Friday.

Linking to Camera Critters.

Linking to Your Sunday Best.

This and That and Whatever

25 Feb

I had to go to town today and get some feed.  I did that nasty habit of drive by photography again.  Someday when it’s warm, I  might actually stop, but the geese were all huddled down today.  Made me think it was too cold to stop and walk around.

When I was getting my feed, I noticed that the farm store has baby chicks!  I think that means that spring is near.  You should be proud of me.  I didn’t bring any home because my lovely hens are kicking up production.

I’ve even found eleven eggs on a couple of days.  I did sell some at work, and I put up a notice in the post office.  I think I need to find some better advertising.

Yesterday I found my first goose egg of the year.  Actually, I found two eggs by stepping on the nest, but I only got to bring one to the house because I smashed the other one.

I also brought home another egg from town that is a clear indication of spring.  My favorite egg is the Reese’s peanut butter egg.

All the thoughts of spring has started me thinking about the garden season.  I brought home some containers to start seeds.

I’d feel bad about buying plastic, but I will try to treat them gently and use them for several years.  It would be nice to find the time to make some of those nice newspaper pots, but I don’t think I could get enough made.  I already planted some luffa seeds in reused pots.  It takes a long time for them to germinate.

I want to plant a pretty big garden.  I do well at starting tomatoes, but my peppers are not as reliable.  I think it’s because I try to use my front porch as a greenhouse (big wishful thinking sigh), and it doesn’t keep the temperatures consistent enough for the seeds.

This year, I’d also like to plant some calendula.  I tried using it in some soap this fall.  I plan on using the petals from my flowers for my soap because it turned out well.

Calendula is reported to have wonderful healing properties.  Speaking of soap, I had to make some more oatmeal and honey goats milk soap last weekend because I’ve sold quite a bit.

I still have a lot of soap for sale in my online market.  There’s a link in my sidebar.  Well, I must get this posted because my sister is in town, and I’m going to see her.

She better be taking a jar or two of spider plants with her.  The poor things truly need planted.

Linking to SOOC Sunday.

Linking to Macro Monday.  No true macros this week, so I hope the close ups are okay. 🙂