Saturday, December 27, 2008

Writer's block

I must say that I haven't felt like writing much. So, I must wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful one. We had a a lovely small Christmas. I baked until 11 PM on Christmas Eve. Pictured above is a photo of the Paula Deen Ginger Orange Cranberry filled cake I baked. I garnished it with dried cranberries, as I forgot to buy the gingerbread cookies to place around the cake! It tastes great! The 2 photo's in the middle are the first photo's I took with my new 10MB 18x zoom. The difference is amazing. The second photo is of my husband Eric and my cat Tony. Tony doesn't look too happy there! The 3rd is of my Golden laced Wyandotte Big Momma. You can really tell the difference in the quality of the photo's! The last one was taken with my old camera. It's of my Silver laced Wyandotte Cluckster. I bring her in once a week to soak her foot in peroxide. She had bumble foot badly at one time, so I like to keep a watch on it. She's gorgeous, the photo doesn't do her justice. I can't wait until it warms up to try out more nature and animal shots.
What did everyone else get for Christmas? Ours was a skinny Christmas, but a good one. For dinner I made 2 rib roasts, mashed potatoes, roast gravy, sweet corn and homemade bread and a fresh salad. I added several new chicken collectibles to the flock. I will post some photos when I next post on this blog.
By the way- Big Momma is successfully back out in the coop. She has new roomies, she's now in our smaller coop with Scroungy and my precious Phoebe. She is doing well. Phoebe and her did have a little fight at first. Now Phoebe lets her be the boss. Luckily, Big Momma is a nice boss.
Cabin fever is setting in early this year. We did have 20" of snow on the ground. On Christmas morning it started raining and it hasn't stopped yet! I'm sure there will be numerous floods in nearby areas. Eric and I will have to fix several leaks on the chicken coop roof. Well there's not too much going on around here. The girls are all nestled safe in their beds, with visions of sweet corn dancing in their heads. We're kicked back warm and watching that spoof Frankenstein. Can't get much better than that! I hope to have more exciting news to post soon.


Sharon said...

:) Your cake looks delicious and I do see a big difference in the photos. But both of your hens are really pretty. We got a mystery chick with our last order from Murray McMurray and can't wait to see what she is. She appears to be a Wyandotte but we don't know enough about them to really be sure.

I'm glad you had a nice Christmas dear :)


Joanna said...

I put a turkey egg in each carton of chicken eggs, and the customers come back wanting a dozen turkey eggs, I only had two hens. Haven't sold any as hatching, Franklin doesn't have the big white tail that he is supposed to although he came from a top-notch breeder.

I don't have a soup recipe but like I said, the soup contains rich tomato, garlic, and onion flavoring. I stewed the meat in red wine, oil, and water first.

Sounds like y'all had a nice Christmas except for home made goodies, I wish we'd get away from all the retail presents.

Sharon said...

PS...I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter ;)