Hello sweet ladies,
When I got HOME we had internet......... again. I have to tell you I was so happy!!!!!! I so wanted to be a part of the 11th
and was so excited when I had internet and could join in.
I was sooooo busy this weekend..........the weather was nice and I had to make use of it.
I put the little ducks and the chicks in a small pen so they could get used to the outside.
They are soooooooo happy outside. I can move the cage.......
so they can eat fresh grass.
I also put the Rooster and Hen Cuckoo Maran's in another cage. Hoping to get some fertile eggs.
I know that it doesn't look real good now......but when I get the plywood on the top........and paint it..........the girls and I will like........a lot.
Ellie, my sweetie granddaughter helped me put up some insulation.........on the inside of the chicken coop. Well it really isn't real insulation. Since I started working at the college cafe........I started saving all the foam that came from the waffle cone boxes.........and the separators that separate the apples. I have a lot saved up so we started putting it on the walls. I was so excited to be able to reuse some of the throw aways. Our kids can get me plywood that I can put up on top. It will make the coop warmer this winter.
I used nails to hold up everything. EASY.
I heard egg cartons work also. We will see how the winter goes.
Here are some pic's I thought some might like to see.
The girls in the coop
I wish one of my girls would decide to sit on some eggs......
I am waiting.
Here are two new ducklings..........they have little "poofs" of feathers that look like they are exploding out of their heads. Really looks too funny!
Yesterday we prayed for rain at church.............it sprinkled a little today...............I came out of the milk barn when I heard it on the roof..........love that sound. It smelled like rain........love that sound. It didn't last long.........sad for us.......we will keep praying.
I thought I would give you another recipe that we made at work. It really is nummy and sooooo easy to make. Our family loveeeessssss chocolate cake. Tressa found this recipe and so we thought we would try at work. I have never had such a moist cake............ever.
It is so easy. I also have to say that you don't taste the coffee in the cake at all. We put some coffee in the frosting........if you don't like coffee...........just leave it out. It really is the best cake we have ever eaten.
Rich Mocha Cake
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 tea. baking soda
1 tea. salt
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup strong brewed coffee
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, oil and buttermilk. Add to the dry ingredients and stir well. Slowly add the coffee until combined (batter will be thin).
Pour into a greased 13" x 9" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake completely .
1 cup butter, softened
4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/8 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup cocoa
3 Tbl. brewed coffee
Mix all ingredients. Spread over cake.
Hugs sweeties..........from my farm to your HOME,