Raw hamburger (yes, it's the expensive Scottish Highland beef, that's all I have), raw heart, raw tongue, brown rice, tinned green peas and green beans (usually use thawed from frozen, but I'm out), raw eggs with the shell, blood from the heart, raw carrots, raw garlic, Greek yoghurt and olive oil, all mixed together. I put the offal, vegetables and eggs through the meat grinder. I have some stainless steel stove plate covers that I use as food bowls for the puppies as they are flat, and I mix a little hot water with the food and give it to them. They scoff it down in 2 minutes. Then a drink from mum, and little exploring and milling around my feet, chewing at my slippers, jumping up against me, and the next time I go into the garage, the little dahlinks will be sleeping. Sargeant really doesn't like the puppies. He runs away, and if cornered, growls. Saw the puppies drinking water today for the first time. They've found the dry food container, and there is so much salt in that, they need to drink. I'm going to do away with the dry food as well.
The house reeks of garlic - I zooped (in the zoop-zoop machine)about 1/2 the 3 lb bag of raw garlic and put it in the dehydrator, with whole cloves on the top rung. See how it works to dry it. Previously I kept fresh garlic in olive oil in the fridge, but this last lot turned sour to taste, so am trying alternatives.
About to go out in the snow to fetch Buttercup for milking. Spoke with Randy earlier, and he says that Dolly didn't come on heat after all. 2 days ago, Brownie, our Jersey bull, and another of his cows were sniffing at her, so he thought she'd come on heat that night or the next day, but no. She last came on heat on December 11, so counting 21 days she should have come on heat again on Jan 1. Buttercup is about 6 months pregnant, so only 1 more month milking her before drying her up in preparation for the calf, will have to have Dolly back for our herdshare owners. Don't know if Star is preggers, I don't see her twice a day in the milk parlour to keep tabs on her, but there was a lot of shoving out in the pasture today.
Made feta this morning, Jim, my herdshare owner for Sundays tried some, and Herbie had some for breakfast. Have a yoghurt draining, will finish it tonight, and another curding in the oven.
My bread turned out OK. Didn't rise much, but the barley is heavier than flour. I'll fiddle with the recipe to get the exact taste we like, mostly barley, with some oats, flax and brown flour is nice, but not what I want all the time. Herbies' breakfast this morning, scrambled eggs from our chickens, bread, butter and 2 kinds of feta cheese that I made, tomato (from Mexico, sorry). I had oats, with butter, brown sugar and fresh cream. Yummy.