It's been a weekend filled with family......
|My first attempt at making my own gift bag. What d'ya reckon?|
|My quiche with our own eggs|
|Mum's strawberry torte - Yummm!|
The plan for these chickens is that they will go down in one of our paddocks. They will be let out daily to roam, and be locked up at night. The chooks will have heaps of space and hopefully the paddock will improve as they fertilise it. The girls will provide us with eggs and the roosters will be meat. This will be our second attempt at eating our own chooks. The last time we managed about four meals through sheer determination but I really struggled with it. Now it's time to try again and see if I can get past my squeamishness. If we are going to eat meat then this is the way to go. I will know my chooks have lived happily and there will be no food miles involved.
"Girls! How many times do I have to tell you not to play with your food!" Ha ha!
I will keep you up to date with how successful we are with the plan. At this point we're pretty sure we have seven hens and three roosters. Have you ever killed and dressed your own chook?
I'm well supplied with eggs and lemons at the moment so I plan to cook yet another lemon meringue pie for dessert tonight. I've already made the pastry and blind baked the case. Though if I keep mucking around here on the computer we may end up eating the dessert instead of dinner because I haven't even started on that yet!
Hope you had a great weekend!