Sunday, January 31, 2010

Slaughter

We ate Dr. Wanda. She had pretty much stopped laying eggs. Plus she was mean to the other chickens, and she sometimes ate their eggs. And, we've been thinking for awhile that we should learn to slaughter animals since we sometimes eat meat. It seems like we should be able to face the idea that meat used to be alive. We had a lot of help, especially from Roxanne. The internet taught us a bunch- for example how to hypnotize a chicken (hold chicken upside-down, draw a line in the dirt moving away from its face-see photo below- nice work Robin). It was much more peaceful than what we had expected. Dr. Wanda stayed totally still and calm as we cut her throat. I held her as she bled and died. After we dipped her body in hot water, the feathers came out very easily. Supposedly this is a sign of a calm, non-traumatic death. Thanks Dr. Wanda.



Daily Harvest


Daily Dinner





Daily Dinner continued





























Look how purple our mashed potatoes were! Look at these half-formed eggs we found INSIDE (!) Dr. Wanda.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Daily Snack


Lemon poppyseed cake with lemons from the neighbor and eggs from the chickens.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Daily Harvest

Daily Snack


lemon cookies with neighbor lemons

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Daily Bread
































Al made us pretzals. Delicious! He dipped the dough in a solution of lye. The lye container had warnings about how it would melt off our faces and throats. So what! When Al ordered the lye from a chemistry company they had to talk to his boss at teh bakery to ensure that Al wanted teh lye for a legitimate purpose.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Canning!


























We made preserved Meyer lemons from more of the bounty from neighbors Jenn and Jerry. Salt + lemons + lemon juice + cinnamon, black pepper, coriander, cloves, and bay leaf. Thanks for more help, Brian!

Canning!






























28 jars of lemon marmalade!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Daily Dinner


Arugula, oregano, thyme & cheese filling for tortellinis we made (egg in pasta dough from one of the chickens).

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Daily Bread


It was so fun to make bagels, I had to do it again!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Canning!





Meyer lemon marmalade! Thanks for the help, Brian!