It's been super busy here the last few weeks so I haven't been doing much posting lately. There is much to share though. The first and most exciting item is that the girls are laying blue eggs, green eggs, brown eggs...more eggs than we can eat! So we are ready to sell. Eggs are $5 for a mixed dozen of different color eggs. You can use the contact form on the website if you're interested in purchasing them.
In other news, the ducks have 12 eggs in their nest and we are anxiously waiting to see if bossy pants will start sitting on them soon. The ducks have been sleeping on the pond most nights though and she has just been going in to lay her egg in the morning.
The garden is thriving with a new round of plants: butternut squash, summer squash, pumpkins, carrots, and beets. And the beans, peppers and a few tomatoes are still chugging along too. Last week I made pickled jalapeños, hot sauce from habaneros and a habanero gold jelly. Today I spent several hours processing kale. I blanched and froze most of it. Some I made into kale chips too. Tonight I used a big butternut squash to make a sauce for stuffed shells with chicken sausage, ricotta, and kale filling. It was delightful! I've been looking up new recipes to try to use the stuff coming out of the garden and I think that one's a keeper.