Saturday, March 5, 2011
From The Homestead Kitchen
You all know I spend alot of time in the homestead Kitchen. I thought I would brighten up the entry way by adding some yellow flowers to the basket. Yellow is a happy color to me & just screams smile. I hope you are smiling as we chat a bit today.
It is calling for rain today so what better time to have warm chili & corn bread. When things are cool & damp I say warm the bellie. The smell of chili simmering in a pot & baking corn bread in a cast iron skillet in the oven warms the kitchen. I have had a little taste of the chili & it is yummy. Nen shared the recipe for Flatlanders Chili on her blog Living The Small Town Life this week. Yesterday I picked up fresh ground beef at the butcher shop & a few spices at the market to try it. Left over chili will go in my little jars to be eaten later.
Yesterday I visited Tractor Supply to take a look see at the baby chicks they got in. Oh my I heard the sound of peeps as I entered the store doors. Off I followed the sound of peeps until I arrived at the large water troughs they keep them in. They were so cute & running about in the pine shavings. I had to pick one up & hold the little sweet creature. Only two breads to pick from. With my mind made up I was going to take 2 home with me. I was disappointed to see a sign reading chicks must be bought in a minimum of 5. I planned to buy 4 of one bread & 2 of another breed. I could not buy just 2 chicks to take home with me to start the small flock. Now we have to wait until they get another shipment of baby chicks in. They will let you mix breeds within the minimum of 5 chicks. Sam was expecting to find baby chicks in the brooder when he arrived home from school. I had to tell him we will have to wait a little longer.
I wish you all a wonderful safe weekend!
Blessings Til Next Time!