Tag Archives: Biscuit

Double Duty

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Here is a picture of our hens hard at work.  For some reason, they all want to use the same nest.  Yes, they do have other nests.  At least, these are big enough for two at one time.  Our rooster is still under consideration.  We have not put the new chickens in with the old ones yet.  We plan on increasing the size of our lot this Saturday.   Anyway, I have a few questions to ask.  My experience with roosters is not too pleasant so I think I might be prejudice.  When I think of roosters, I think of flogging and aggressiveness.  What do you all think?  Have you all had good experiences with roosters.  The girls have made such big pets of our hens.  They will sit out there in the lot and pet them and the hens love it.  Do you think a rooster would go along with that or would he try to run the girls out of the lot?  As I said, I have not had good experiences with roosters and I do not want this to happen to the girls.  We so enjoy hearing him crow but I’m just not sure.  Please share your opinion on this.  Here are a few pictures of flowers that are blooming around the house.

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A rose of sharon bush my mother-in-law gave me when we first moved here.

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A white hibiscus.  Or as my aunt used to call them “a high biscuit”.    We had a great time with the boys yesterday.  We played outside, saw the chickens LOTS of times, picked blackberries and drank homemade apple juice.  God is good!

Today, the girls and I will spend some time cleaning our poor, neglected home.  Canning takes priority and the housecleaning gets behind. Enjoy your day and God bless.

Dreaming of Summer

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I’ve probably posted this picture before, but I thought we might all need a little color today.  The Butterfly bush and the Rose of Sharon are always full of brillant color.  The rocks came from over the hill on the farm.  I got Marvin to bring them over on the tractor.  He said this was a first for him, usually people want to get the rocks out of their yard not put them in.  I think however it adds to the charm.  Today temperatures will probably be in the upper 20’s.  They say a chance of wintry mix for Friday.  February is almost here though.  Somehow in my mind, in February, my thoughts turn to spring, gardening, flowers, sunshine.   Winter,however, does allow more time for things like sewing, quilting, crocheting.  I am almost finished with Julie’s quilted wall hanging.  I will post a picture of it when I’m finished.  I attempted to make homemade hamburger buns yesterday.  I do not own a hamburger bun pan so I thought I might could put them in my cast iron biscuit pan.  Not a good idea.  The tasted good, however, they looked like jumbo muffins.  We ate them last night covered with cooked deer and gravy and mashed potatoes.  No one seemed to mind how they looked.  I don’t like to give up though so I will try another approach next time.  Well, better get started on school.  God Bless.