Blog Hop Party 7/16/14



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Fresh Bruschetta- Farm to Table


This is perhaps the easiest Bruschetta ever.
All you need is:
Cherry Tomatoes: I purchased yellow and red from a farmer to add color
Fresh Basil- Pulled from my garden
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil
Salt/Pepper
A French Baguette- sliced at an angle


    

No measurements here:
I quartered the cherry tomatoes
Grabbed a bunch of basil from the garden and chopped it and threw it in!
Then I sprinkled it with a generous amount of salt and some pepper.
Then I tossed in a couple tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar.
I mixed it up and let this rest while I seared the baguette.

I sliced the baguette on an angle so the individual pieces would be larger.
I put some Olive Oil in my fry pan and coated top and bottom of the bread.
I turned on the heat and turned them when they got golden brown.

Finally, I spooned the tomato mixture over top of the hot bread, 
and I spooned the vinegar mixture from the bottom of the bowl over top of the tomatoes.

If you happen to have some cheese, you can sprinkle it on the top, and then broil them
to melt the cheese.

Either way, with or without cheese, this is a wonderful summertime treat!


P.F. Chang's Style Bunny Lettuce Wraps




When you want to spoil your bunny babies!

~Fresh Bunny Lettuce Wraps~
1 Organic Romaine Lettuce Leaf
1 Organic Small Carrot
1 Small Raspberry
1 Small Piece of Fresh Pineapple
~I use a handful of an organic spring lettuce mix~ 

I use one large lettuce leaf.
Place everything else on this lettuce leaf.
Tie together with either a long piece of timothy hay, 
or slice another long piece of Romaine for it.

My Name is Chachi, the Rooster.

My name is Chachi. I am a Barred Rock Cochin rooster. I am not sure where I was born maybe in a hatchery or on a farm, but I was just one of many when my mom adopted me at a farm store when I was just 8 weeks old. I now live at Happy Days Farm. My job is to take care of my 11 hens. I spend my days watching over them, looking for hawks. I help them find tasty bugs, and  protect my little kingdom.


Anyway, when I first came home, everything was great! I played during the day, and I loved being held and eating special treats from mom. It all changed one day, and I am not sure why. Mom came out with our breakfast, and I wanted to give it to the girls! I want to be the one providing for my ladies, not her. They love her, and I want to be the only one they love and depend on. She protects them, but I do too! It just made me so mad! I am not sure why, but that morning I attacked mom, and do you know what she did? She kicked me! I am Chachi, ruler of this coop, and she dared to kick me! It just made me so mad!



 Ever since that day, things have been different. I watch her, and she watches me. Now, she wears these really tall boots, and that irritates me too! Why does she do all these things to aggravate me! Once in a while, she will still pick me up, like when I was a baby roo. She still makes sure I get special treats. Yes, it is different now, and it is my fault. If I am having a really bad day, she puts me in this little cage where I can't mess with her while she cleans, but I also can't get to my girls. Even though I am only in here for a few minutes, this makes me even madder!

However, if she can put up with me, I will put up with her. I will protect my ladies; I will guard my coop.

I will occasionally forget that I don't need to protect them from her though. Please keep me, Mom. I don't understand why you are upset with me, I think I am doing my job. As long as I am not mean to the hens, and I promise to be sweet to you sometimes, can I stay, please?






Blog Hop Party: 6/27/14



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The Guineas are Growing Up!

The guineas are going to be moving from their 'condo' to a 'townhouse.' Security has been reinforced, I LOVE using zip ties. Extra 1/2 inch wire added all around with dirt and mulch on top, nothing is going to get to them if I can help it!



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