Yesterday I made my first batch of bread. I have never been good at baking, but I’m trying to change that. In the past Iv made biskuts that were like hockey pucks, rolls that were so sad it made you feel bad for them, and muffins that looked like they melted rather than baked. After talking with a few people more experienced than me at baking, i think my problem this time was bad yeast. I followed the recipe to a tee, but it turned out flat and heave like a brick. It never did rise even though it was 84° in my kitchen. This has been a learning experience and I plan on trying again after I get more yeast.
At least I can laugh at my fail.
Our chicken have been stuck in this little cage for the last few weeks since they got big enough for it. Today we upgraded their living space and moved them into the chicken coop. Although it had to have a little bit of work done on it before we could turn them loose in it.
My hubby and uncle worked together for fix a large hole in the roof of the old coop. Getting a farm second hand makes for lots of repairs but at least we have a jump on all the stuff needed to homestead.
We have 7 little chickens fingers crossed we can keep that number. We haven’t had good luck with chickens so far. The first batch of chickens we had did great until we moved them to the bigger cage outside, then one of our dogs decided they were crunchy and tasted great. ( sadly we no longer have that dog, 🐕 + 🚙 (road) = 😢) Anyway this second batch started out 12 strong then the heat light fell on 4 of them and broke there necks, the last 1 to die was eaten by the other chicks, not sure why. Chickens don’t seam to be my strong suit, but I’m starting to get the hand of this farm stuff.
This year I have taken on a garden something I have never done before. I use to say I had a black thumb when it came to gardenting, because when my husband and I first started living together he had a mint plant and I killed it. 😞 Up until last year ever plant I tried to take care of I killed it, to much water, not enough water, blah blah blah. Anyhow last year my husband got me a rose bush for Valentine’s and I kept it alive (whoo hoo!). The garden I planted this year is doing pretty good, I’m so excited. I have been have a little trouble with rabbits eating my corn and green beans, but I just had someone give me some advise on how to run them off (fingers crossed it works). I planted corn, green beans, peas, okra, shallots, green onions, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, 3 different colors of bell peppers, carrots, watermelon, jalapenos, habaneros, and cayenne peppers. All the rain we have been having is helping a lot there is already a few things popping up. 🍹Here’s hoping I can do this …. Wish me luck.w