Sometimes with homesteading, as with any other kind of lifestyle, you have a slow week; a week where there isn’t much happening. For us, this has been one of those weeks.
The weather has given us a break, the dogs have settled down into the new routine (as have we), and I’m trying to decide just how much I want to do for Christmas.
My friend Mary Lue, gave me some of her sour dough starter. From what I understand, it’s been around for a long time. Anyway, I’ve been playing with it some, and today I have bread rising. I also experimented with a sour dough donut recipe. Since I don’t have a donut cutter, I just used a pizza cutter and cut the dough into squares. They were good. You can find the recipe here.
Since it was such a nice day, I decided to go outside for awhile, and like almost every other time I go out, Sunny Rooster greeted me. He is our self proclaimed free range rooster. He goes in and out of his pen whenever he feels like it. The hens could too, but they don’t.
Once we get the coop completely finished, we’ll be able to put both groups in it, but right now. Moony and his girls are still in the little coop, which is fully winterized at this point.
I told Chicken Girl to come out with me, and we would let Moony’s bunch out for a bit. They probably stayed out a total of fifteen minutes, and then they decided to go back in. Moony has all his feathers back after his last molting. Isn’t he gorgeous?
Unfortunately, we are still fighting a mite infestation. Every time we think we’re done with them, they come back, so I am looking at some different treatment options.
Like I said, it’s been a quiet week on the homestead. I’m sure that can’t last long!