Saturday, June 27, 2009

The passing...of a chicken and of the week

I missed my Tuesday and Thursday themes, obviously. Between being out all day and the internet connection not working, blogging just never happened.

I was going to recap the week with a few photos, but first, I have some sad news to report. Our favorite chicken, Alpina, died this morning. It looked like she suffered from an impacted egg. Alpina was the smartest (I swear she was smarter than some dogs I've met) chicken with a spunky personality - would never let one of our roosters mate with her, would be the first one to come running when you have a bug for them, and would try to knock food out of your hands if you don't feed her fast enough. It's always fun to watch chickens, but doubly so with watching Alpina. We'll miss her a lot.Remember the dill we were drying a few weeks back? Here it is, dried and put into a jar. It smells wonderful!And here is some of our dill on buttered new potatoes that we just harvested a few days ago:Speaking of harvest, I can't remember if I showed you the one measly strawberry harvest that we got this year:I hope that next year's harvest will be less pathetic. We've put in a new bed this spring.

This is the first wild black raspberries harvest of the year. We put them on the pan to flash freeze before putting them into freezer bags.And last, but not least on a random thoughts sort of theme, this is one of the plates that ds#2 made that I had wanted to sell on Etsy. But, it was sold to dh's uncle when the crew came to visit last weekend. Guess we'll have to make more!Speaking of Etsy, I noticed a lot of people have started ArtFire accounts as well. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me the advantage of one over the other, if you have a preference, and any other thoughts you might have on this. Thanks!

I hope everyone's week was a good one, with no sad news. Any good plans for this coming week and the Fourth of July weekend?

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams