Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Surprise babies...

Three weeks ago, one of our barn cats had two babies on the back porch,
but, after that day, we never saw them again.

Imagine my surprise when I went outside this morning and saw not two, but THREE 
baby kittens on the porch.  Reese's, who is actually the grandmother cat of these kittens, had brought them all back up to the porch.

We'll need to give these away in about five weeks,
but my daughter says she's keeping this red one. :-)

We'll see.

New babies!

Our day old chicks arrived today.
They were born yesterday…on Daisy's 7th birthday!

It's been quite awhile since we've had some babies.
They are just so fun.

I'd like to introduce -

Anne Murray
She's a White Leghorn.

Crystal Gayle
She's a Golden Laced Wyandotte.

Jessi Coulter
She's a Silver Laced Wyandotte.

Dottie West
She's a Rhode Island Red.

And, Charly McClain.
She's a Welsummer.

Sail away with me...

to the Caribbean! 

I made some island inspired dishes tonight and
the family really enjoyed them.

Mr. H. even declared it the "best meal of the summer!" :-)

(Except I realized at the last minute that we were out of quinoa,
so we had couscous instead!)

and rounded out the meal with some King's Hawaiian rolls.

There wasn't a bit of chicken or rolls left,
and I am pretty sure that the rest of the couscous and salad 
will be fought over at lunch tomorrow!

If you are looking for something different and tropical for supper
I suggest these recipes - they're fantastic!