Sunday, July 13, 2008
Yahoo! We were out putzing around the yard tonight (harvested my first radishes!), and I decided to check and see if we got an egg from our chickens yet...and we did!! I couldn't believe it! Here is the first one...pretty small, but a nice hard egg (I've heard that the first ones can be kinda soft). I was so excited, that I tossed my fresh radishes into the coop, thinking they were the dandelions I meant to toss in for a snack for the girls. Dang! Then, I didn't really want them back :(. Not sure which gal gave up the egg, but Myrtle, Agnes, and Gladys were all 3 happy little cluckers tonight. Gladys, the black one, is definitely the boss of the flock...she's got the other doing what she says. It's pretty funny!
In other news...I'm so happy that Michelle and I went in on a grain mill together this week! I whipped up my first batch of freshly ground whole wheat flour and baked up some bread... and it was delicious! I know, some of you, including my own mom, think I've gone off the deep end. First the cloth diapers, then the chickens, making my own granola bars and bread, and now, with my little grain mill. But, I am loving it! I always wanted to be like Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie (which I still watch, occasionally on the Hallmark channel). I am feeling great about the food I'm giving my family...I also picked up several boxes of canning jars for a great deal at the same sale, and am so looking forward to canning tomatoes, applesauce and pears again this year!
I kind of had a little melt down this morning. I got all weepy on my way to church...I realized that just flat out did too much this week, and my hubby was gone all week...my allergies are making me seriously miserable, I was wiped. So, my sweet hubby dropped me off on the way to church at my moms, which always makes me feel better (going to mom's, not skipping church). I sat and chatted with her and after lunch I took like a 3-4 hour nap! It was awesome! I felt so much better. My allergies really wipe me out...I can't wait for fall! This week, I will be better at staying balanced with my commitments.