Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Broody Hen

Ok, this weekend
for sure
I'm going to start posting.
I still have a few things to finish.

Update 8/7: I really am going to start posting again soon...
I'm busy cleaning/clearing house and yard.
The chickens are fine.
I even cleaned their coop.
Broody Hen
This Buff Brahma puffs herself up but stays silent
when I open her nest box.

Hen laying egg
This little Wyandotte just sits quietly.

I made soup tonight.
It wasn't a plan... it just kind of happened.
I steamed a pot of brussel sprouts, green beans and kale
and the water under the vegetables
turned this lovely shade of green and I just couldn't throw it out.

Green Refrigerator Soup
(stuff I had in the fridge)
I had some leeks.
Washed, chopped and added them and some garlic.
Leftover cooked bacon.
Let it cook.
Added cooked potatoes and seasoning.
Then I whipped it up with the immersion blender.

Added chopped cooked chicken,
1 roma tomato chopped fine (seeds removed,)
and 2 finely chopped spring onions.

Then I added juice of half a lime.
and some more salt.

I put it in the fridge.
Hope it will taste even better tomorrow.
Might add a bit more lemon or lime juice before serving
And ?

It's still green!

1 egg today
The hens got watermelon and kale for treats


lisa said...

That soup sure sounds good! I have been pretty lucky in that I don't get broody hen that often!

V.L. Locey said...

Got to love those broodies!

LindaG said...

Haha. It's still green. ;o)
Good luck with the broodies!

Vicki Lane said...

Sounds delicious! Some of my best soups have been accidental inventions.

Knatolee said...

The soup looks yummy and your hens are so pretty! :)

Jen's Farmily said...

I'm jealous of your broody hens! How are they doing now?

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callie brady said...

The broody hens are still sitting and must be getting pretty tired of no chicks showing up. No rooster around here.