Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Talk around the water bowl... good thing we aren't turkeys!! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Day to be Thankful!

 We pause to thank the Lord above for family and friends who give us love!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Making Applesauce and a Clean Coop

 Today, we made cranberry applesauce for Thanksgiving and a batch of regular applesauce. Yummy!! 

Applesauce Recipe 

**You Will Need: 
About 16 cups chopped apples 
1 1/2 cup of water
3/4 cup of sugar (more or less depending on the sweetness of your apples)
Peel, core, and chop apples and put in a 4 quart pan with water and sugar. 
Cook till soft, then mash apples through a colander. 
Refrigerate and enjoy or process in hot water bath for later. 
To make Cranberry Applesauce...
cook 1 bag of cranberries, with a cup of sugar and a cup of water.
Mash through colander and add to applesauce.

"Seconds" but yummy and perfect for applesauce

Apple Corer/Peeler

Cooking Down the Apples

Cooking Down Cranberries

A nice clean coop! 
 introducing the young chickens to the older ones.

 The Coop Cleaner ummm or just helper?
Queens of the Coop
These are all the pictures for now... all the other chickens were camera shy or just kept moving!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day Tribute

Veteran's Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)  Veteran's Day is day to honor those who have fought and those who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. They maybe or have served their countries as well as communities. Today is the day to honor those who put their lives on the line for our freedom. Today we should all talk to a Veteran and kindly thank then for their serve.

Thank You, to all the men and women who have served and are currently serving for our country and risking their lives for our freedom!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe


  • One medium sized pumpkin
  • Salt
  • Olive oil


1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut open the pumpkin and use a strong metal spoon to scoop out the insides. Separate the seeds from the stringy core. Rinse the seeds.
2 In a small saucepan, add the seeds to water, about 2 cups of water to every half cup of seeds. Add a half tablespoon of salt for every cup of water (more if you like your seeds saltier). Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
3 Spread about a tablespoon of olive oil over the bottom of a roasting pan. Spread the seeds out over the roasting pan, all in one layer. Bake on the top rack until the seeds begin to brown, 10-20 minutes. When browned to your satisfaction, remove from the oven and let the pan cool on a rack. Let the seeds cool all the way down before eating. Either crack to remove the inner seed (a lot of work and in my opinion, unnecessary) or eat whole.

Very Yummy!