Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 22, 2015

     Hello. I think my winter blues have finally lifted!!!! Not saying how I will do if we get anymore snow. :( But for now I feel like I have just come out of hibernation and am ready to get things started.
     First of all Mom is doing well. She has weathered the cold snowy winter and is none the worse for the wear. LOL. She has been eating a lot of fresh eggs for breakfast from our chickens. I have been making her homemade breakfast sandwiches which I hope to post about sometime in the future.
     My husband and I are doing great. Fat and happy, LOL. Maybe this spring and summer we can work on our weight loss goals. Winter is no time to loose weight.
     Our animals are doing fine. Our cats, Bob and his brother Itsy Bitsy, have just had their 3rd birthday. Yes I made them a cake and we humans of the house ate it. LOL Not much help on our weight loss journey.
     We have added to our chicken collection. We incubated 3 of our eggs and two hatched. One was a rooster who has just recently went to his new home along with our big rooster. The sale of those two was the first money we have made off the chickens so far. The hen that we hatched is having a very hard time adjusting and fitting in with the other chickens. I am not sure how to deal with that. They pick on her something awful. I bought 6 baby chicks from Tractor Supply about 3 weeks ago. They are Buff Orpingtons. I have been wanting that breed for a while and just couldn't pass them up. I think there is 2 roosters and 4 hens, hopefully. I will be hatching a few more babies in about 2 months then I will get rid of all the roosters except for one.
     I have been canning and dehydrating again. That is how I can tell I am getting over the winter depression. I have dehydrated celery to make celery powder. I have canned so far 8 pints of beef, 5 pints of chicken and I have 5 pints of pork in the canner as I type.
     Easter is almost here. I am excited for the family to see how the redo of the kitchen has turned out. A couple of my sisters have stopped by and seen it already. So far all good reviews.
     I hope to write more some time soon. I will just post as I feel like it. Have a wonderful spring.

                                                     April Whitehair