How adorable are these Bird's Nest Cookies? I'll be the first to admit that I have a bit of a sweet tooth, (and a slight obsession with colored eggs) so when I was flipping through my big cookie cookbook and came across these I just had to make them. If you wanted to, you could substitute small jelly-beans as the "eggs" as well.
When the temperatures dip there is nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of soup. This Chicken Veggie soup is a favorite in our house. Do not be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. The soup is very easy to put together. While the chicken is cooking you have plenty of time to prep vegetables.
This past weekend I attended the 28th Annual Sustainable Agriculture conference in Durham NC. I was honored to have the opportunity to attend with a scholarship from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. The energy and passion of the conference was electric. Here are a few photos from the event.
I am getting VERY excited about attending the 28th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference coming up November 15th-17th. I keep catching myself looking over the schedule, the speakers, the hands-on events and dreaming about all the delicious fresh local food that will be served.
Autumn is such a magical time of year. The leaves begin to change into a melody of golden orange and red hues, the weather cools, and the days grow shorter. There are so many things that I love about this magical time of year, one of the biggest being PUMPKINS!
|Photo credit: Iguanasan|
Pumpkins really are a versatile vegetable. There are so many ways to put these great gourds to good use.
I've been a fan of Lisa at Fresh Eggs Daily for quite a while now. When I was just starting out with chickens her blog and facebook page were (and still are) a great resource for me and the hundreds of questions I had about how to keep my feathered friends safe and healthy. I love that Lisa takes a natural approach to raising her flock.
Hello friends! I'm a little late with this weeks week in review due to a much needed mini-vacation to celebrate our anniversary. It was nice to sneak away for a little bit. We spent a few days in Myrtle Beach, SC at a lovely resort.
I'm very thankful for our friends over at Bean Acres for watching over our farm while we were away.
Here is a peek into whats been happening around the homestead this week.
Here is one of the BCM pullets from this hatch. They grow so fast <3 We probably won't see any dark brown eggs from her and her sister until spring.
Its almost October and it really is beginning to feel like fall. I've been loving the crisp cool mornings this week. Here is what has been happening around CEH.
The two Black Copper Marans pullets that we kept from this hatch have been introduced into our main flock and are adjusting well.
Maybelline, our 2 year old Black Copper Marans hen went to live with another family last week. She was always a sweet girl and we hope that she will be happy at her new farm.
|Little miss broody pants.|
Oh Brenda. Brenda is one of the "new girls" from this spring. She is a Tetra Tint. Many people have never heard of this breed before. Tetra Tints are a cross between a Rhode Island red male and a white leghorn female. They are produced by Mt. Healthy Hatcheries and sold to Tractor Supply stores. (I'm a sucker for the chick bin at TSC)
I'll be doing a separate and more detailed post this week about our experience with our first (and second) ever broody hens and our first hatching experience with them. But for now, here is some fluffy cuteness for you to enjoy.
Here is another little cutie that hatched somewhat recently on our little farm.