Talk around the water bowl... good thing we aren't turkeys!!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Today, we made cranberry applesauce for Thanksgiving and a batch of regular applesauce. Yummy!!
**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|
|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!
Posted by The Chicken Keepers at 7:43 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
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!
Posted by The Chicken Keepers at 4:51 PM
Monday, November 8, 2010
- One medium sized pumpkin
- Olive oil
Directions: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.
Posted by The Chicken Keepers at 10:30 AM