Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes on a Rainy Day

I'm feeling a bit better, moving at a slow pace and getting back into blogging after a time out. I even felt good enough to make pancakes for breakfast! Pancakes, macaroni and cheese or spaghetti are my go to feel good foods when I'm trying to be extra nice to myself. I love real maple syrup too.

My back is not hurting now, but I'm  not doing anything. I want to start back to work cleaning up the chicken coop tomorrow. I plan to be very careful. No wheel barrow pushing tomorrow.

I've been looking around on YouTube for some ideas about the deep litter method of maintaining chicken bedding and found this video. I'm going to try and do the same thing using the leaves, bark, and litter I find on the forest floor. I'll have to give the feed store a call and find out if I can buy a bag or two of silage. Or I could scatter some scratch around on the ground.

I think this chicken tractor works for this fellow because it looks like it is in a fenced area where dogs couldn't get at the chicken wire and tear it open. Also the raccoons around here could reach in through the large chicken wire and grab a chicken. Neat idea.

It should be sunny by noon tomorrow so I want to put in at least a couple of hours working in the coop or pen. At least I will make a start.

The molting chickens look like they have been plucked, but they are starting to grow their new feathers. I hope they get feathered out before the cold weather gets here. They don't seem to care about getting wet because they were outside standing in the rain.

Peek at the Past
Molting chickens last year.
Click on these 2009 photos
and they enlarge.


Liesl said...

Hi Calie,
So nice to hear from you again. I missed you! That deep litter system sounds great, but will be a lot of work to clean out when it needs to be!

lisa said...

Nice video. Hope you keep getting better everyday!

diane said...

Yum I wish I could cook.

Gail said...

First, the pancakes made my mouth water then when you said rainy day, I was envious!

Knatolee said...

I was craving blueberry pancakes yesterday!!

I use the deep litter method with wood chips and it works fantastically well. I'll be interesting in seeing how it works with leaves, bark, etc. Very natural!

LindaG said...

Really glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Have a great day!

Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Glad you're feeling better. Take it easy getting back into the swing of things. Sometimes I think we get to feeling better and over-do it. Landing us back in the bed. Blessings,

Toni aka irishlas said...

Glad to hear your starting to feel better!

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are feeling better, just remember not to overdo!


Kent Island Red said...

It's always nice to treat yourself to some comfort food when you're feeling out of whack. Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup sounds like just the ticket, too!

Margaret said...

Blueberry pancakes are wonderful, a real "pick me up".
My chickens are molting and they are the funniest looking things..