Monday, May 2, 2011

This post brought to you by the letter "P"

Those kids. . . today they woke up to find individual yogurt/granola/fruit parfaits waiting on the table. No whining for pancakes today! I'm able to do things like this when I write a detailed menu before I go to the stores. Today's sandwich bread dough will also have to become burger buns, though, since I forgot to purchase any. Oh well, I was baking anyhow, and this way I can make teensy buns for teensy burgers. Custom cooking!

Other excitement? Well, I believe at least one of the Padron peppers, that tasted so wonderful last year, is going to pull through. I need to get out there and side dress with either some composted chicken poo or compost or something. Peppers are really heavy feeders, in my experience. I'm especially excited about this because I didn't get any started from seed, and I love these peppers.

The Aladdin peas are starting to fill out. Ed Hume says to keep picking so that's what we'll do. With a relatively small pea patch, it feels more tedious to shell, since there are only a handful ready at a time. We do love our frozen peas, though. They have been terrifically self-supporting, as advertised.

Here's Eric working on the Palais de Poulet. I had asked to just move the original coop, to make room for the beehives in a different place, but with the third annual coop tour coming up, Eric decided to pull out all the stops.

When the doors and nest boxes get installed, it will be only a few post holes and wire stretching away. I even think we'll make the deadline.


Ribbit said...

It's all so beautiful!!!

Kristin said...

I love the color of it and the chicken-house looks so well made. Fine workmanship. Kudos to Eric.

I also like how you made a list and that it helps you to make wonderful meals happen. I used to do that and it truly works. You've inspired me to do it again.

Stefaneener said...

Ribbit, isn't it pretty though? I'm excited.

Kristin, after dinners of take-out, frozen pizza, and eggs last week, I was tired of that! Of course, it doesn't stop them from eating things ahead of time. We have no scheduled Thursday breakfast, for instance.

Unknown said...

Wow! That is one fancy coop. Your girls will live in style. That parfait looks wonderful as well. I can't wait for fresh fruit.

Daphne Gould said...

Oh how nice. What a pretty coop.

kitsapFG said...

Yum! That parfait looks delicious. :)

The new coop is beautiful and will be the talk of the tour!

A.N.N.'s Educational Services said...

I like the new coop. who painted it?

Esperanza said...

Wow! Lots of creativity on the homefront! That's great.