Two days ago the East Coast felt the earth move.
We experienced a 5.8 quake.
I was driving home from town...after a grocery shopping trip.
I felt nothing as I was moving along the highway.
Jenn, my daughter was home at the farm.
She was in her car, ready to leave for work,
when she says she felt what seemed like someone rocking her car.
Now I realize that this is old news,
but the curious thing is this.....
my hens barely laid any eggs that day.
From a group of 50 hens I picked up 8 eggs...
the fewest ever since they started laying.
Do you suppose the animals knew it was coming?
Do you suppose the hens chose not to bring "youngins" into
a potentially chaotic world?
What do you think is the explanation?
I wonder what this guy thought when the earth beneath his hooves
began to shake!
On a different note,
I have been trying to use up all of the veggies from our vegetable garden
by either preserving them, freezing them,
or cooking with them.
Okra, okra, okra...
coming out my ears!
I have only used it in soups.
Do you have any ideas for okra?
Another soup that I made was with our butternut squash.
I peeled and cubed two butternut squashes,
cooked them in organic, free range chicken broth
with a chopped onion.
Added about a teaspoon of curry powder, a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper,
a few dashes of turmeric for luscious color (also a strong anti-oxidant).
With an immersion blender, I pureed it all and stirred in a 3 oz cream cheese (cubed).
A little added chicken broth at the end will thin it down a bit, if need be.
All I can say is....