Been working on weedy whacking the berry garden, seeing as Maddie hides in the woods now, not in the berry garden anymore, although she checks up on me while I'm working there :). Found another nest of Guinea eggs, wonder how old they are. Hoping to till the berry garden and plant garlic tomorrow.
Moved Dolly, Taxes and Seasaidh in with Gabriel today. That should keep him quieter :). He's been an unhappy boy on his own. Hopefully Saffron hops the fence to be with her mama, then just need to move Eleanor and IRS in there too. Then the little boys won't be jumping the little girls. Once Seasaidh is preggers, she and Saffron will move back with the girls and when Daisy May comes in heat again, hopefully Oliver fertilizes her.
The new chickens seem to have settled in well on the farm, but they all see me as the devil and run whenever they spy me. Seen the boys out in the pasture today, including the 2 silky roosters, although the silky girl was with some chickens in the back yard. Saw some roosters jumping her, poor little thing, they were triple her size.
Yesterday was a fry-day. Made chips, tried the chicken nuggets I made for the first time, although they were baked, not fried. Then did whole mushrooms in tempura batter, fried onions (decided not to do onion rings as getting the crumbs out of my oil is a pain). Also put some sweet potato and whole garlic cloves on the sheet with the chicken. But think it was redeemed, sort of, with a plate of salad, coz lettuce, fennel, tomato, green pepper and avo. Today I slaved over a hot stove making steak and mushroom stroganoff, cous cous with onions and thyme, acorn squash and green beans, but Herbie got home too late, so it will be waiting for us tomorrow.
Yesterday morning, a deer ran into Herbies truck, making a large hole on the passenger side, just before the back wheels. Called the insurance company, so our rates are probably going to increase after they fix it. Then today, another deer ran into his work truck ! What ? Think I'm staying off the roads as the deer are everywhere. I've lived in Michigan for 10 years now, and, touch wood, haven't hit one yet. Believe November is a dangerous month for deer but would love to get 1 or 2 for our freezers.