fresh veggies from the garden: kale, basil, snow peas, cilantro, red leaf lettuce, dandelion greens. the basket and knife were purchased at yard sales this past weekend.
lentil salad inspired by this recipe. yum, yum, yum.
my first batch of homemade ricotta. thanks to this recipe. i was scared to venture into cheese making but i found this to be so very easy...i highly suggest testing this out in your kitchen. my ricotta was not the greatest thing in the world (and was crying for some salt), but i will most definitely be making it again. there are so many things tasty things you can add to spice things up - i can't wait to experiment!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
the ducks are now bigger than the chicks. their downy fur is now turning to feathers.
they have taken residence outside and now take baths in the outside bathtub.
they still don't like us humans very much but they don't complain when i come to feed them.
i am little bit lost when it comes to raising ducks.
Monday, May 21, 2012
chickens are out of the house and living in the real world.
they are absolutely wonderful little animals to have around and are hilarious to watch in action.
hopefully we will start to get eggs in the next few months.
and, on a side note, it looks like we may be getting a good size harvest of blackberries from the neighboring field.
i am pretty excited and already dreaming of all the treats we could make!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
beautiful day spent in lynchburg with dear friends.