Today is going to be one of the last nice days, before it gets cold again. As soon as I got home I changed and went down to the milk house where all the bantams live. I thought I should get one of my nester for the girls, because spring will be here before we know it. I want them to have a place to start laying eggs, so hopefully they will hatch little ones for me! It is sooooo much easier to do it that way! Plus I just love watching the Momma with her babies.
Little Miss Fluff #2
I started cleaning around and moved this white bucket and underneath was Little Miss Fluff #2. All her feathers were very wet. Poor thing, not sure how long she had been under there, but she was not in good shape. She could barely move. Anyway she was alive so I brought her into the house to get her warmed up. I set her right in front of a heater. After her body got warmed up, she started to move and do a little clucking. I can't believe that I even went down to start cleaning up. I have thought about it a lot, but I was so thankful that I did! I would have lost her for sure had I not decided to work on the nester today!
She started to drink water, I knew that she was going to be fine. I loved how the water droplets are on her wattle! Sweet face, don't you think?
It was time to take her out to the milk barn. I set her down on the straw and she went straight to where she lays her eggs. I bet she was wanting to lay an egg the whole time she was under that bucket!!!!!
My sweet man helped me get a nester down in the milk barn. I am so excited to see what my little Girlies are going to do. I started filling all the nests with straw. I didn't make it all nice and neat, the girls will do that. I will show you tomorrow.
Today at work I tried a new recipe from the Fresh from the Farmstand Cookbook. It is a gluten free dessert. The kids loved it!
Strawberry Roll Deluxe Recipe
5 eggs, separated
3/4 c. sugar, divided
1/ t. vanilla extract
3/4 c. cornstarch
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
2 c. whipping cream
4 c. strawberries, hulled and diced
Garnish: powdered sugar
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat egg yolk mixture. Slowly add cornstarch, baking powder and salt; fold together. Spread batter evenly on a parchment paper-lined 15"x10" jelly-roll pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minute. Let cool.
I put cream on roll, instead of folding the strawberries into the whip cream.
(I personally put the whip cream on first, then I put the strawberry mixture on top of that. It worked great that way!)
In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat cream until soft peaks form. Fold strawberries into whipped cream.
Spread cream mixture on cake and roll up jelly-roll style. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before slicing. Serves 6.
Very good and a nice light dessert!
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Hope your day was a sweet one.
I have so enjoyed all your comments about your garden plans and where you live. Makes me feel a little bit more connected! Love it!
Hugs from the farm,