Life on my Little Mini-Farm in the SuburbsThings are BUSY in the hen house. This week my young hens have been on a roll. I have been averaging about 10 fresh free-ranges eggs a day. WOW! This is exciting, but I really need to figure out more egg recipes so I can use up all of these eggs.
|This is my tiny, mini chicken Woo. A salmon favorelle.|
I am still not feeding syrup. I know many folks are. I have come to the conclusion that when my bees have been allover the plants searching for pollen within my yard, that has been when I have observed them eating their stored reserves. Whereas, when I have not seen them congested, running around inside my flowering plants they have left their own stores alone. My conclusion, when they are experiencing nectar dearth they search high and low at home in search of it, or perhaps when there is pollen abundance? Not certain which, but I took a peak inside yesterday and all three hives stores are full. This is a good sign. Maybe I will take a frame or two when I move them...
In the kitchen- More canning, and harvesting. I have been eating yellow jubilee tomatoes so much this week I think I can taste them in my sleep.
HERE and though it is supposed to steep for about 6 more weeks, it tastes fabulous already so I know it's going to be a hit around here during Thanksgiving. They can only get stronger flavored as they sit in a jar. I think I'll even be able to dilute them and extend the joy a bit more. I am so grateful to Canning Granny for this new favorite recipe.
Things have really been great here this week. I've been keeping busy. I shared some of my surplus apples, grapes, and tomatoes with friends this week in exchange for some canned goodies. Thanks Debbie and Vicky!
How about you? Anything new or exciting happening at your place? Please link up and share...
Have a GREAT week on your homestead.