Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day 2010

So it is snowing, again, but very, very pretty.  I am busy making rolls for Thanksgiving dinner at my sister-in-law's house this afternoon.  They turned out very nummy, as we had to try some yesterday to make sure they were okay.  I have been trying to make more things from scratch rather than buy things, that way I know for sure what is in it and feel better about eating it.

We are down to 1 chicken as something (we think a raccoon) has been picking them off 1 by 1.  I am going to get 6 new chickens, Delaware chickens to be specific, this next week and 1 rooster.  That way, hopefully, if some get picked off, I can replace them with hatchlings, as long as one of the hens is broody.  Delaware chickens are a heritage breed chicken, very pretty white with a little black on their feathers.  They are a dual purpose bird, so could be used for meat also, but just going for the egg production right now.

The turkeys are doing super.  They are so funny, as they follow you around the yard, thinking you have food for them.  Need to make them a new home so if the hens start to lay eggs and hopefully sit on them, they have a safe place to do so.

Am still planning the garden.  Going through lots of books and deciding what to plant.  Want to get things started seedling wise in February or March, so they are ready to be in the ground by April.  Would be nice to have all the lettuce and veggies I need for us and for Marty the pig (who has fun in the snow, getting a snow beard all the time since he tries to root it up!  hahahaha).

Am very thankful for family and friends and what I have in life right now.  I think as you get older, you tend to appreciate what you have more and are able to differentiate better what is really important and what is not.

Back to baking rolls.  Love you all and have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your family and friends!!

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