Saturday, April 2, 2016

March is hanging on

Yesterday after work we called L & M and was informed they have meat birds in the store.


So we drove down there and picked up 20 Cornish X meat birds and brought them home. 


I forgot how cute they start out.  These guys are still pretty active when they aren't dog-piled together, sleeping. 


I need to remember this phase once they get older and they turn into the eating machines they are known for being.

Once we got home, I set the brooder box up quickly and got them settled in.  They didn't act stressed in the least.  One was trilling for a while. 

 This evening the boys each took a chick and held them for a while.  I don't imagine many people treat their meat birds like this.  Why not?  They should get to experience some love and affection, like the other chicks.


This one fell asleep under my husband's chin. 

We woke up this morning to snow on the ground and the wind blowing it all around.  Not a nice way to start the weekend.

Ran to town and did our shopping, came home and ate a late lunch.  Then I went out to the coop to do chicken chores.

If we are feeling miffed at Mother Nature, I can't imagine how the poor ladies are feeling. They want to be outside in the worst way. They won't walk in the snow so they are stuck in the coop.  I felt bad and gave them some extra scratch and that appeased them a little bit.


I see a lot of ladies going for their fair share of treats.

After doing the other things that needed to be done, we've basically relaxed for the day. Not that we had much of a choice.  The weather is just so crummy.

My "relaxing" consisted of making a low-carb coconut pudding for my guy, and some scones for myself.  I tried a different recipe and I'm pleased with the results.

The scones will go great with the "Highland Cream" I made last night.  I didn't cover this batch of cream.  The result?  A beautiful buttery yellow crust on top.  It didn't detract from the flavor or the consistency. But ... I think I'm going to stick with keeping it covered.  I think I like the texture from when it's covered better than when it's uncovered.

Some coloring happened tonight. Nothing too intricate or fancy.  I did this while watching "Alone" through the History website.

"Alone" is interesting.  We binge watched and viewed six episodes, I think. The wannabes quit pretty quickly. I had to shake my head at the one guy quitting after the first night. I guess they are all wilderness survivors, as long as they are in their back yard.

Yesterday I finished "Summers at Castle Auburn."

If you enjoy coming-of-age stories, with a bit of fantasy and a sweet love story, this book is right up your alley.  I enjoyed this book SO much.  The writing is fantastic and I'm so glad I learned of this author.  I'll be checking out her other books.

There was one line that stood out to me.  So much of the book made me smile and this is one of the sections.

"Everyone will tell you she chose foolishly, but it's a wise girl who knows what will make her content."

The entire paragraph is great.  The girl being spoken of is the girl who marries the prince, but winds up with someone beneath her station, and she couldn't be more happy because she is with the one she loves. She walked away from the life that had been thrust upon her, from the day she was born, for the one she chose, and the man she loved with her entire being.

Seriously, go get the book!

Daily 5 things of the day that made me happy

1. Listening to an audiobook and a section where the main character explain love, and having my husband reach for my hand and say "That's how I feel."

2. This Meme has cracked me up every time I've looked at it.

3. The fat babies, aka cornish x meat birds are happy and healthy.

4. My son's love of nachos.

5. Highland Cream.  Oh my gosh, I love it so!

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