Now for the cute stuff. Now we know that we have 1 rooster for sure. Dan had the privilege of renaming him to Gaston. He is very cute in his attempts to crow like a big boy; I have to say he is trying his hardest at his mere 6 months of age and I am full of certainty that he will make it (with practice, of course!). Onto the girls... we have been getting quite a few of these precious, little gems we have decided to call "eggs". The do not quite resemble the eggs that we get from our master layers BUT they look like and egg and act like an egg - so be it. They are quite small and have got to be my favorite ones ever. Please see picture below and try not to contain the smiles that will undoubtedly break out when you view it. I also placed a picture of the homemade goats milk ice cream we made and the herbal honey we jarred up and are enjoying!
We have also been watching our apples, pears, berries and other things grow and will be excited to gather food from them. I have been starting to wildcraft from our own yard and am working on identifying the various herbs that grow here as well. It's nice to be able to go out into the yard and gather nourishment from nature, bring it inside and enjoy it. For example, Dan brought in a huge mushroom from outside, a Chicken of the Woods (that's Laetiporus for all you smart people), and we sauteed it up with garlic and onion and it was a huge hit at a get-together we had last week! Free food!!
That's it for now - check back soon, stuff is still going on and changes are happenin'!