IN THE KITCHEN
Wednesday, was the day to work the sourdough
starter and I decided to make a coffeecake. The
starter is starting to smell like yeast and you can see the air bubbles in it. I replenished the starter and let it set on the counter until in bubbled.
Which did not take very long. The coffeecake
has a wonderful smell of cinnamon, taste of nuts, and little bit tangy. Mr. Bootsie carried some in his lunch and shared with a co-worker. Yummy!
ON THE FARM
This week on the farm has been slow. We did saw some of the hickory wood and move it to the woodyard. The only workhorse on the farm is a 1952 Ford 8N and is referred to as Mrs. Jones.
I thought all the new little girls were laying but I found an egg on the ground which was not shaped very well. I do believe we have a new layer. This week, February12-18, the girls laid 40 eggs. One of my older girls went broody and she did not lay any eggs. I can tell when this one is not laying because she is the only one who lays an egg that color. With the new little girls the color and the shape is quite the same so I do not know who is laying the eggs. I try to catch them in the nesting boxes. This means several trips to the chicken coop each day.
IN THE GARDEN
The Blackberries are all pruned and tied to the support wires. I started eggplant seeds on Monday and they were up Saturday. They were moved under the grow lights. I am still up potting seedlings. Peppers were started in the seed cups. The cabbage and broccoli are coming along nicely.
A big THANK YOU to all of you who have been reading my blog and encouraging others to join us. It is special to see the followers posting about Happy Hallow on Face Book and I feel like someone hugged me when I see a posting.
The weather for Sunday, 19th, may or may not be snow. But never fear I will make my way to the chicken coop with a bowl of warm oatmeal for the girls.
Starting seed for vegetables or flowers, now is the time to begin.
Start looking for crocus and primrose blooms
Think Spring, I am, so ready to play in the soil.