Sunday, June 2, 2013

Little bit of dehydrating and jelly making

I dehydrated some cranberries I had in the freezer.  This is before they went into the dehydrator.  They are realllly realllly good on yogurt :)

And these are the wild violets I gathered from my front lawn for some violet jelly.  I would have shown you what the jelly looked like but it did not turn a pretty color.  I think I had too much lemon and not enough flowers.  It was kind of a honey color, not ugly just not a pretty purply-pink color.  It does however taste great.  Hubby loved it.  Now I need to hide it from him cause we have to use up the old stuff before we use this and I want to give some away for gifts too.  I'll have to try it again some time.  If you want to try it next year, just Google violet jelly.  There are a lot of recipes out there on the web.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Chickens we have 'em...

Not as many as we used to but here are pics of the four we have left...
Here's One Black Feather (otherwise known as Esther), Martha, Mac (mean a__ chicken) and Katie Do.

Here's Martha again.  That's baler twine we use to put over the run so the hawks overhead don't get any crazy ideas.

And here they are again having their afternoon snack.  Actually they line up in a row whenever I come out of the house.  The laundry basket is not filled with food LOL.