Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mashed Potato Biscuits with Eggs




If you have a little left over mashed potatoes that you need to utilize then this is your recipe! They turn out moist and fat. Look out: this recipe is for a large family but I suppose the smaller family can just save the extras in the frig or freezer for later.

Ingredients:

4 cups of flour
2 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups of potatoes
1/2 cup oil or butter
6 tablespoons milk
2 eggs

Directions:

1. In large bowl mix dry ingredients until combined
2. With wooden spoon mix everything else together if you used butter you need to smash it with your fingers or with a pastry cutter.
3. Pull your dough over and add some flour to the side of your bowl and began forming biscuits by hand or flour a board and cut them.
4. Place on a cookie sheet or glass pan
5. Bake at 450 for about 12 to 15 minutes.

They are good with butter and honey on top. My children like jelly too. I'm sure there are all kinds of topping that would be good even savory like ham and cheese.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Update: Iron Chick Rejects the Eggs

My friend brought us the 4 new eggs to church last night but unfortunately Iron Chick didn't like being disturbed during the night and taken from her warm place in the big coop and put into the little coop and given new eggs. We found her this morning with all four eggs rolled out of the nest and cold as a frog. Then later we found her back in the other coop on her golf ball again. I think she prefers them over real eggs.

This was very upsetting to say the least but God has his plan and things will be just fine today around the house because we know that our heavenly father is looking down on us with care. Maybe one day soon Iron chick will make her own eggs and raise her own family. Time will tell.

Meanwhile today is my oldest son Zach's 13th birthday and we are having a great day despite the problems in the coop.

I don't know why the camera read 19 when it is the 20th. Happy Birthday!



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Update On Surrogate Brooding

There is good news and bad news.

We will start with the bad news. Iron Chick rejected two of the eggs. My friend told me that they do this if the eggs are not viable. Then today she got off the eggs for a little while and the other chickens ate them.

Lesson learned: we are going to attain some new eggs and start over with Iron Chick in our little coop locked away from the other chickens. Maybe the new ones will work. Everyone pray that all will go well and that we will get a female chick.

Spring is coming soon!



Friday, March 14, 2014

Can Chicken's Sit Without Having Eggs?

My chickens have not been laying lately but even so one of the the hens, Iron Chick, has started sitting on the golf balls that I put into the nesting boxes. I didn't want her to be sitting there with no results so I asked my friend down the road if she had warm eggs that she could lend me for my hen to sit on.

She brought me 4 eggs today in a plastic box with a towel around them to keep in the heat. We have never raised any chicks from egg to adult. We have only had about a month old ones and up. Spring is in the air!

Do you have spring eggs?


Check out my newest children's book for free! Look to the right hand side of this post and you will find a link called "All about Chickens."


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