Saturday, February 21, 2009

GLOOMY SPRING DAY

Well I am not going to work today. I slept in late! 7:30! It felt so good. Then I got up, started the coffee, fed kitties, went out to feed the chicks. You would not believe how they have grown. They are eating me out of house and home. They are getting feathers and are very much roosters. I can't wait until it is warm enough to open up the outside part of the turkey run so they can get fresh air.

No eggs yet....a little early. But I still have about a dozen in the frig.

I came in to find that my sourdough starter...which I fed last night...had spilled over onto the counter. This starter is doing very well. So.....

I mixed up a batch of sourdough biscuts. They are rising right now. When I put them in to bake i will make some honey butter to go on them and a couple of scrambed eggs with ketchup. (ok don't knock it til you try it!)

It is 53 degrees outside and won't get much warmer than that. But it feels good. It is one of those temps that is not hot and not cold. Just right to work outside.

I don't have much planned for today. I will put on my clothes and take a bucket out to the field and pick the growing green weeds for my chickens. I love those orange yolks when they eat greens.

Then I plan on cleaning the front and back yards, still have some things to add to the burn pile. Then I will take my wheelbarrow out to an old round bale of hay I had here for Sweetheart and bring a load to the chicken house. I am going to line the boxes with hay so it is nice and soft for the girls. They have been very nice to put out the eggs they have.

Then clean the chicken house and that is pretty much it. I sure wish I had a truck. I would like to go get some more wood and build about 5 more raised beds for the garden.

With a truck I could pick up so much free stuff from craigs list. (yes I am a packrat...got it from my Pop)

Well it looks like winter out but the birds say otherwise. The front and back yards are full of all sorts of birds and they are singing spring songs. It sounds really wonderful.

2 comments:

Patrice Farmer said...

Wow that sounds like such a peaceful purposeful day.

ChristyACB said...

Sounds like the perfect day. :)