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Some Pretty Colors

August 12, 2014

Ahhhh, a glorious dust-settling thundershower, you bring some relief.  Time to rewrite the chore list.  The rain although small, is a gift.  I might need to find my coat.

Parsnip seed with volunteer sunflower

Parsnip seed with volunteer sunflower

I got Jane’s parsnip seed gathered in the nick of time.

Pretty pullets hoping for eggs like the sun.

Pretty pullets hoping for eggs like the sun.


Wowza, old Sweet Meat squash and holey kale, who knew?

Wowza, old Sweet Meat squash and holey kale, who knew?


1/2 gallon of Jane's golden goodness.

1/2 gallon of Jane’s golden goodness.

And the best farmstead “gift” of all, golden, fresh cream.  Did I say it’s raining?  Yeah!


13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2014 2:40 pm

    The colors on your farm are gorgeous! I’m especially jealous of your sunflowers and the gorgeous eggs! They look so rich!

    • August 12, 2014 2:46 pm

      Oh my gosh, once you plant sunflowers you’ll never be without them, they volunteer like crazy!

  2. Sheila Z permalink
    August 12, 2014 3:57 pm

    Golden Guernsey cream, it’s so rich looking. Like yellow paint.

  3. August 13, 2014 6:12 am

    I have loved your Black sex-link chickens so much I have had them for two years now. They are the prettiest! And lay great eggs too.

  4. Maggie permalink
    August 13, 2014 8:12 am

    “Jane’s parsnip seed”…..Interesting….do you feed the seed to Jane? Or use it to grow parsnips that you then feed to her? Why parsnips? Thanks.

    • August 13, 2014 8:18 am

      I grow root crops to supplement her winter feed, parsnips are about the easiest to grow, store and deal with of all the root crops I grow for her. Saving seed from last year’s best specimens just closes the circle a bit.

  5. Nic permalink
    August 13, 2014 8:21 am

    Would it be easier if you used 1/2 gallon mason jars for your milk? Those jars look big!

    • August 13, 2014 11:59 am

      Nic , I do use the 1/2 gallon mason jars for some our milk, mostly for the milk we will drink, but the gallons are so easy to clean, skim from etc, that the bulk of the milk goes into those. The wide mouth squatty 1/2 gallons are nice for the churning cream also, so much easier to clean, at least for me. The mason jars make sense for someone who doesn’t want to carry the weight of a full gallon jar…

  6. Chris permalink
    August 13, 2014 10:07 am

    Such gorgeous late summer colors! I love the green, gold almost irridescent colors of the hens feathers in the sunlight! And I do believe those are the orangiest eggs I have ever seen!

    • August 13, 2014 12:00 pm

      Chris, ohmygosh, depending on the light the black feathers may be green or purple – beautiful!

  7. Elizabeth permalink
    August 13, 2014 2:47 pm

    how many gallons a day is that gal giving you?

  8. Mich permalink
    August 14, 2014 5:39 am

    Cracking egg colour :)) jealous all that lovely fresh milk & cream. Yum.

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