Not much happening on the farm today. Just a few more things to wrap up for the freeze. I worked my butt off yesterday getting the chickens ready. I stripped their barn and am adding fresh shavings today. I still need to take down their fans and hang their heat lamps. Also have to top off water and feed. Those are things you don't want to do after-the-fact.
The bees have all been fed except for two hives. I am going to do that also. They were a little hungry, and have been going through the syrup pretty fast. I have one hive that is small, and I would like to move it to the south side of the house, but my Full-timer has my tie-down straps and my extra labor.
Guess what we will be doing in the dark later?
My blogging prompt for the day is:
Name five things inside your refrigerator right now and how you feel about them.
This is funny. Funny because we all have food that we do feel about.
- Cauliflower - I am feeling pretty excited about this. I am going to make creamed cauliflower with steamed garlic, butter, and heavy cream. Then I am going to line big bowls with the stuff and ladle a heaping amount of beef stew on top. (Dinner tomorrow night - super excited!)
- Apples - I have found that I have to pay attention to carbs and energy. I started a paleo/primal diet and dropped a ton of weight. Now, I am picking up my physical activity and need extra carbs. I am trying to get them only from fruit. So far - so good! They make me feel yummy!
- Turnips - I have a new recipe to try involving turnips and bacon. I am adding a green apple to the recipe. The Man in Charge is not fired up about this one. My Full-Timer intends to make him try them - at a minimum - due to the endless amounts of greens he has made her try.
- Super-feel-good Home-made Tonic - This is a little bottle of apple cider vinegar and honey, mixed one-to-one. The Man and I take a shot or two a day to heal what ails us. This makes me feel really good, and I believe it is the beginning of a great salad dressing.
- Fresh Eggs - I can't leave these out. I love my chickens. I know they have been struggling, but they are trying to make a come back.