freeloading hen

My husband found this photo on Facebook and I can’t find the source. Does anyone know who’s pic it is? I love it! It totally sums up what is happening in our yard right now. Half the chickens are just finishing up their molt while the other half are still molting up a storm. There are feathers everywhere! While they grow new fluffy feathers for the upcoming winter, chickens take a break from laying eggs. We’re getting about one egg a day right now. And, yes, I had to BUY eggs this week !

How is everyone else’s week shaping up? We’re getting into some chilly weather here and it looks like we may even get some snow this week. Yikes! Looks like our chickens early and super long molt season means they may know something about the upcoming winter that I might not be too thrilled about. I’d better get our mittens out… Anyhoo, it’s time to make some warm comfort food. And maybe bake something with cinnamon. 🙂

To bake this week: I definitely need to get some pumpkin muffins in the oven and maybe something with nice chunks of apples. Yum-yum! Our freezer is also remarkably bare of freezer meals, so I’ll be plumping that up before the holidays hit.

Monday: Sweet Spicy Turkey Chili and Blender Cornbread

Tuesday: hot dogs with spinach salad and chips

Wednesday: Cranberry Pork Roast in Slow Cooker and roasted root vegetables (red onion, carrots, turnips and potatoes)

Thursday: Apple, Veggie & Sausage Quiche, steamed broccoli and red grapes

Friday: Sesame Chicken with Bok Choy and Basic Rice