More Chickens!

More Chickens!

The chickens are growing so much. They are about 3 months old now and are sooo big! This is Cap, one of our 2 roosters. He was very curious today about my phone. Peep is pretty as ever but has a snooty attitude and she is not amused! Janey is..different. Her feathers have a blue/purple tint to them and when I get my camera fixed, maybe I will get a good pic.   Blooper!!! Layla and Morley live a hard life and are begrudgingly enjoying a warm blanket from the...

Tarte aux fraises

Tarte aux fraises

  This is an amazing desert that I haven’t made in so long. Maybe one day I will be brave and make my own crust. What I really want to do is make individual portions but I don’t have the glasswear *yet* . I got this recipe from this french youtube video. Ingredients 17oz of milk 3 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1/2 cup of sugar 1/5 cup of flour Either a stick of vanilla or vanilla extract. Here’s what you do! 1. Mix the sugar and all the eggs and mix well. 2.Add flour and mix well. 3.Bring the milk to a boil, add vanilla to it. Stir constantly. 4. Add milk to the flour, sugar and egg mixtue.  Mix well. 5. Return the mixture to a pot and cook for about 5min stirring constantly until it is thick. Pour into a cooked pie crust and add strawberries. Let...

Layla the frisbee dog

Layla the frisbee dog

Here is a video of the chicks that I couldn’t post from my phone the other day. Morley came out and they all ran to him. He is such a great uncle! He checks on them and they feel safe with him. http://heavenspeace.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/20150412_140800.mp4   Layla is so happy with her frisbee! I threw it for over an hour with her. I don’t throw far very well so I decided to try to teach her how to catch it close. She tumbled a few times but in the end, we both got it! (Do you know how hard it is to take a picture and throw a frisbee and get the pic all at the same time???) Layla is our 9 month old dutch shepherd. She is very true to her breed and we are so in love with her!   This was the same day as the chic video but...

Free range chickens

Free range chickens

The chickens have grown so much. I posted a lot on my facebook but neglected my blog. This ws last weeks. Looks like 3 orpingtons, 2 Rhode Island Reds or production reds and 2 unknows. Jane wasnt out that day. This was today. We tilled the veggie garden and let them have fun. And you can see Jane in there. Morley and Peep hanging...

The chicks are growing!!

The chicks are growing!!

I can’t believe it has been almost 3 weeks since we got the chickens. Time has flown by so quickly!! We now have them separated into 2 bins with 4 chickens in each. We did lose one of the original batch and got a new one. She is a pullet and called “Calamity Jane”.   She is in the tub with Little Longhorn and Peep. Those are the only 3 with names so we need to figure out a few more, suggestions welcome!! You can see CJ’s little butt hanging out there on the right. The girls accepted her right in and she is one of the girls now. Very happy about that, we were not sure how that was going to go. We took them outside on Sunday because it was 75F! It was their first time outside. We didn’t get to take all of them out, we took about...

Adventures in chickenhood

Adventures in chickenhood

We took Morley to a home decor store just to kill time and walk around. He met new people, which is always good for him since he is shy. He was so cute today! He got a little hair cut, a little less shaggy. His face needs to be cleaned up a little but he was done that day. (Morley had to be sedated last time and I have worked with him so I wouldn’t have to sedate him again and it paid off!!) Don’t mind the leash. It’s my backup, I couldn’t find the black one! We have been talking chickens for months now and decided to go to Atwoods to see what we could see {again}. We heard the chicks and went over and I showed them to Morley. Usually, he doesn’t care about anything but he was looking at them and was interested! We got 8 chickens. 4...

Sledding Fun!!

Sledding Fun!!

We didn’t get anywhere close to the snow that the North East has gotten but we did have enough to sled earlier this week! Adrian pushing M Lou was telling M he was ready to go again!!   They both rode down together and tumble. Lou ran down as he always does. He doesn’t like to ride but he likes to chase! Morley is saying “thank goodness that’s over with..it was cold!!”   And he promptly passed out  ...