Monday, February 2, 2009

Farm Fresh........

Hi Everyone.... Happy Ground Hogs Day to you all! I know, the groundhog saw his shadow...big deal, it's only February 2nd, do you really think we're towards the end of Winter? Not here in good old NJ...it's gonna snow again tonight and into tomorrow.

Anyway, I wanted to let you all know how our chickens are doing. We've had the "girls" now for 6 months, and they are doing so well. They are really loving their "hen house." My hubby takes such good care of them. They are laying 6 eggs a day, can you believe we get 42 eggs a WEEK!!!! It's amazing! I give some away, and even sell about 18 every 2 weeks to my friend Diana....she won't take them for free.....whatever I don't care.

Farm fresh eggs are the best, they make the fluffiest omelets, the best quiches, and everyone raves about my eggs. The "girls" are warm during the day and at night. We have a heat lamp on day and night for them. Even when we had those frigid temps back some weeks ago, I feared for them, wondering if they would freeze, but their little hen house sheltered them from the very cold and kept them warm, and they still continued to lay eggs for us!

The other day my hubby brought in our daily 6 eggs, and we couldn't believe the size of one....it was huge! I feel sorry for the hen who laid that egg....ouch!

In 2 weeks we are getting half a pig butchered. We are buying it from a friend from church, and this is suppose to be the best pork ever! Everything will come wrapped, and labeled, just like I like it (I know you were thinking I was gonna have to chop it up, but NO.....calm your heart my dear sister Lois). We're getting pork chops, pork roasts, pork loins, sausage, 2 smoked hams, ham steaks, spare ribs, bacon, you name it. Today my hubby and I had to cleaned out our deep freezer in the garage to make sure we have the room, and we do. Next fall we plan on getting 1/4 of a cow....the best beef around. Can't wait to eat those T-bone steaks....what a treat this will be for us...can't remember the last time I had a steak!

Enjoy the rest of winter.....I am.

3 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Am glad you're not doing the butchering yourself! Let me know about what kind of beef you get. Wouldn't mind maybe joining in on that...as long as it comes wrapped!

Blessings and Joy said...

How fun for you guys! We have 1/2 a cow in our freezer right now. We buy it from my aunt every year and it is soooo yummy. The only problem? We've been friends with this cow we're now eating -- oh well! I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to store-bought beef...I'm sure you'll feel the same about pork once you get your pig...just like your eggs. There's something about the home grown thing (even though our eggs come from ducks!!!).

I made your mac-n-cheese for dinner tonight, so simple and sooo delicious, even with the corn pasta substitute and potato chips instead of bread crumbs for topping. I'm learning to substitute and in yummy forgiving dishes like your m-n-c, it didn't make much of a difference (even though it probably would to you:-)!

Love ya!

BECKY said...

Hi Liz,
Just checking in to see how you are! If the real estate market ever bounces back, we will buy a little chunk of property so we can raise some of our own animals, and have our own large vegetable garden. I was part of a food coop where I got all fresh and organic stuff, but it kind of fell apart. :o(

Sounds like your chickens are happy, and I know how good it feels to know where your food comes from!!

Take care, and know that I was thinking about you! Love your snowy blog look!!
Blessings,
Becky