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Farm Girl Friday

Farm Girl Friday, the last one before Advent gets started and all the Christmas fun.

Remember this summer when I was complaining about my chickens not laying because of the heat and their age?  Well, be careful what you wish for:


And then there are these:


And that doesn’t even include the other bucket sitting on the floor waiting to be washed too.  Luckily, my mother-in-law ran out of eggs yesterday so I was able to send over 15 dozen and now I have fridge space  🙂


The Little Farm Girl and I headed into the city yesterday to do a bit of shopping to visit with the Big Guy.  For some reason Ella was almost a bit shy with Santa.  But he’s so great she warmed right up.

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Another Yarn Along this week.  Congrats to Ginny and her family for the safe arrival of their little one!

I wish the colour would show up better.  When I have the sweater done, I’ll have to take Ella outside and see if it photographs better.  It really is a beautiful marine blue -should be gorgeous with Ella’s blue eyes.  As you can see, my big girl February Baby sweater is coming along well.

I just finished A Knitter’s Home Companion.  It was ok.  Not great, but certainly not the worst I’ve ever read.  I haven’t decided if I’m keeping the book or whether I’ll put it into the library donation box.  It does have one slipper pattern that I’m interested in trying.

And here’s a recipe.  I thought I had put this online before, but now I can’t find it.  This recipe also works for freezer cooking.  Just pour everything in a Ziploc baggie and toss in the freezer.  Thaw, shake and pour into your pan when you want to bake.

Crustless Quiche

4 eggs                                                1 3/4 c milk -any kind

1/2 c flour                                       pinch of salt

1/2 t bk powder                           1 1/2 c shredded cheese

filling of your choice

Mix together everything (custard) but cheese and filling.  Arrange filling and cheese in a greased 9-10 inch pie plate.  Set pie plate on oven rack and pour in custard.   Bake 350F for 50-60 minutes.  Let it stand for a couple of minutes before slicing.

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We’ve got a few eggs in the incubator.  As you can see there are a mixture of Chantecler and Banty eggs.  Like I mentioned, we don’t have much hope for these ones.  But we will be adding some in the next few days that we know are fresh.  It’s nice and warm in the incubator and I turned the eggs this afternoon.

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We don’t seem to be having any luck letting the chickens hatch their own eggs.  I wonder if maybe it’s because it’s been so cold and dull.  I know last year when I bought the chicks we had to settle for 11 instead of the 25 I wanted.  Even the hatchery was having trouble getting chicks.

So we have decided to make our own incubator and try to hatch some chicks.  We started with a large cardboard box.  Colin lined it with tin foil and then installed a 40w light bulb.  We need to get the temperature up around 100F.

We headed out to the barn and gathered up all the eggs on the floor.  Colin ran interference with the mean rooster so I could do the bending for him  🙂  We’re not sure if we are going to have any luck with these first few eggs.  Since Colin has been laid up, we’re not sure how old the eggs are.  But we will be back in the coop in a few days and gather up some really fresh ones.

Hopefully, in 21 days we will have a box of peeping little chicks.  We’ll then move them to a safe location and let them grow before putting them back in the coop.  Ella’s very excited to see the chicks hatch.

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