It's a quiet Sunday afternoon here on the farm. O Wise One has gone fishing. I got up early this morning and put a whole chicken in the crockpot to bake. Cut corn off the leftover corn on the cob last night and creamed it. Shelled a small pot of horticulture beans and put them in a cast iron pot on the back of the stove, some onion, bacon and a little garlic and slow cooked for a few hours they should be delicious. A skillet of crunchy corn bread is cooling on the counter as I type this. And a yellow snack cake with chocolate icing is in my cake keeper. Sunday dinner is ready when he gets home.
We ended up hatching 18 chicks all together. 11 under the chicken and 8 in the incubator. They were all black but one little yellow one. The eggs were given to me by a friend. We put them all under the old chicken and she took them all except the one little yellow one. She pecked it until she had it bloody before I noticed it. All the little black chicks were pecking it too! I have brought my little yellow chick in the house and it is going to be a house chicken for awhile in here with mama where it is safe. I told Baby O I am going to name it Paula. Let's hope it is not a rooster : )
Next week I hope should be a little slower. Crops to pick okra, blackberries, cucumbers and maybe red beans again and corn. With the heat breaking and cooler weather moving in we are scrambling right now to plant fall crops. Rain is in the forecast for the next 3 or 4 days and it would be nice to get it in before the rain.
For all of you trying my pickle recipes let me know what you think and how yours come out!
My main objective next week A NEW COMPUTER of my own. I dislike laptops probably because I am not used to them but I should just be thankful Baby O is letting me use it!
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