Sunday, July 25, 2010

Automatic Garbage Disposal

Know what's nice about having chickens?

Well they'll eat most anything. Leftovers such as rice, potatoes, veggies are devoured by the girls and Jeff(rooster).

I love the fact the scraps aren't going in my trash. I love the fact the chickens get more variety in their diet.

It's a win-win situation.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saving time

Nothing new really.

I fried up 6lbs of hamburger 90/10 today.

Packaged in 3/4lb packages - it's dinner made easy for the next couple of weeks.

Taco salad, burritos and spaghetti casserole.

I love saving time at dinner. Who doesn't?

But and this is a pretty big but.

I used the ziploc vacuum seal bags. Not so good for the environment.

After these are used up, I plan to use freezer paper only. I use freezer paper most of the time, only I've had these for a while, so might as well them and be done with it.

1) I saved money by buying in bulk
2) I saved time by frying it all up today, making meal prep a breeze later in wk

All in all, I'm good, but working on eliminating plastic products for food storage.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Faux Fungus Among Us

This is really not a fungus at all, but the "dog vomit slime mold," Fuligo septica, which belongs in the phylum Myxomycota in the Kingdom Protista.

Kayla...aren't you proud of me, for googling and finding this interesting little tidbit about this happy little organism growing on my squash?

How nice of it to find my little garden spot.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

One is the Loneliest Number

Bluebird update.

Our pair ended up laying 4 beautiful little eggs.

1 little baby chick hatched on Tues.

The remaining 3 eggs were not fertilized. We candled them and no developed embryo was seen inside.

Parents are breathing a sigh of relief. Only 1 mouth to feed. lol