Each day is more exciting then the next. I don't know why just being alive is such a good thing to me now. As a kid I dreaded most days, now I look forwarded to them with an almost greedy lust.
Yesterday we got the 4x4 and more screws to finish the henhouse. I also got some more screen to repair a damaged one for our other big window.
I made chicken pot pie with leftover chicken I had frozen from the Sunday chicken two weeks ago. Pot pie is what I make to use up leftovers, when we have a chicken or turkey I pick off most of what's left and then boil the bones. From one smallish chicken I generally get 10 cups of broth. I store it in 1 and 2 cup servings in the freezer and use it for all kinds of things. For the chicken potpie I make a thick chicken soup or gravy with about 2 cups and a little milk added. If we have left over mashed or baked potatoes I add them to the soup mix. Any other kind I cut up and add to the vegetables. It's actually very good.
We've been getting a few eggs a day now and soon we should be back to selling eggs. With this many hens we'll have more then enough. We've sold eggs for years but just to a few neighbors. If these hens lay consistently we'll put a sign out this year :) I plan on putting a light in the new henhouse and I may even leave it on a few hours each day this winter. I don't usually do that because I think the chickens are healthy if allowed to fallow their own senses and nature. If they slow down or stop in winter then it gives their bodies a rest and they lay eggs much longer. At least that's my theory :) Hen is very old and only stopped laying completely in the last few months.
7:30am and back in from morning chores. I've finished a 3rd and 4th set of cat toys this morning and shortly we'll be getting around to hopefully go pick some walnuts down the road a little ways.
I hope everyone has a most excellent day !