Tuesday, March 30, 2010

take heart, for mrs. pankhurst has been clapped in irons again!

Hi. Sorry about yesterday, with the yelling and the judging. I get like that sometimes. It's what happens when you spend all of your time with your husband, who shares most of your views, and your children, whom you've done an excellent job of indoctrinating. That's one of the reasons that everyone should travel--it forces you to be less myopic. Let's talk about chickens now.

Like childbirth, the horrors of last year's chicken harvest have somewhat faded in my memory. And it's been a long, long time since we've eaten chicken at our house. So, because I truly belong to John's family, I am making a spreadsheet about suitable meat or dual-purpose breeds. John is way excited about the idea of getting more animals, I can tell you that for sure.

In other news: you know how I like to switch out the ingredients of junk food so people feel all virtuous while they're eating it, so they end up eating even more? I did that with some sweet potatoes yesterday. I will post the recipe as soon as I reverse-engineer it.


tipsybaker said...

I need to know more. Are you ordering chicks????? Tell me everything, please. The only upside to the recent bloodbath in our yard is that maybe now we can get a Penedesenca.

All8 said...

Dual-purpose breeds are my favorite. They make me feel all practical and whatnot. We had Buff Orpingtons, they were so calm; and in the end, were quite tasty. I canned a bunch and it was so good.

Nate, Claire & Norah said...

Are sweet potatoes considered junk food now?

Layne said...

These ones are--the recipe is crazy with the sugar.

Melissa Cunningham said...

Okay darlin'. Let me help you. You DO NOT need to buy a live chicken to eat chicken! Right down the road are lovely places that sell the meat already chopped up and ready to cook!

It's the only way to go. Otherwise, I'd be a vegetarian.