Friday, January 19, 2018

Rooster or the Hen?

I love to 'watch' chickens.

Recently I've been viewing YouTube Vlogs
posted by Homesteaders.
While 'off grid' homesteading isn't on the horizon for us, I am drawn to the simplicity of the lifestyle
and am content spending the majority of my time homemaking.

Which brings me to the chickens.
Many of the videos feature chickens.
They are so much fun to watch.
Strutting, bobbing up and down, 
cocking their heads in such an inquisitive way
and establishing a pecking order.

Click 'here' for a favorite video
from OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY.
The chickens are featured from minutes 2 thru 4.

My dad raised a few chickens from time to time for meat
and our PA. Dutch farmer neighbor always had a flock
I was familiar with. So I know the downsides too but 
still enjoy watching them from afar.

Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup 
brings childhood memories of lunch.


Not to forget the nutritional value of
the meat and eggs.

These chicken tenders are so simple
and delicious served hot or cold with a tasty dip.

A recipe for the rub was included but I opted for 
a similar pre-packaged mix the RG had purchased previously.
Click 'here' for the recipe.

So 'cluck,cluck' or 'cock-a-doodle-doo'?


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thankful Reminders . . .

of warmer weather to come.

These tuffs of snow reminded me of cotton bolls of summer.

Cotton Boll: The round, fluffy clumps in which cotton grows. 

Joining Thankful Thursday

Monday, January 15, 2018

Aquamarine

A favorite dish.

This dish may have been designed as an ash tray.
I use it for mints, candies or soaps.