Wanted: Chicken Herder

Trying to train chickens to stay where we want them to graze is like herding cats. LOL

These chicks need to learn to stay away from the cottages. I can imagine guests not being as fond of their company as Mike and I are.

Holy cow! I have been running around all day, trying to teach them with my “herding stick” – a wooden yardstick that gently guides them back where they belong.

Jimmy, my little friend who comes every year a few times, has the job but he is not always here. I need a little person to fill in for him. The pay is pretty good, just ask Jimmy who leaves here every trip with a check from the Wayfarer for his efforts to keep the birdbath in the driveway.

Any kids staying with us this summer, apply PLEASE,  heehee

The little guy in the picture is Jimmy, the big guy is Joey his older brother.

Cottage kids hard at work

 

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Have a grrrrrand day, everyone 🙂

Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade curry chicken pot pies.

Homemade curry chicken pot pies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The deconstructed kind is what we are cooking today…

I futzed around the kitchen all day long.  First I made the crust – a very simple Pâte Brisée and put it in the fridge.
Then I cut the vegetables then I cooked the chicken with celeriac, carrots, onion, parsley, water and white wine.
So now everything was ready to go in a dish to make a pot pie but I was too lazy to do that.

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I rolled out the dough, took a Daisy shaped cookie cutter and cut out individual crusts and baked them.

The par-steamed vegetables before I put them under the broiler.
I brushed them with a little butter and sprinkled them with some kosher salt.

Et voila ….

Yup, I see that the colors didn’t come out right in the picture but trust me,
it looked beautiful and tasted fantastic with a little lemon and some Worcestershire Sauce sprinkled over it.

In the end it turned out to be just as much work as making the pot pie the usual way 😆

Phood

Looks like there may be vegetables this summer after all 🙂

squash blossom :)squash blossom 🙂

What are those little specs on there? I hope not little critters that will destroy my harvest.

my chicken, yay!

My chicken, yay!

And after looking at all those goodies, Bear and I took an afternoon stroll around the back-forty.  There were a bunch of Monarch butterflies out there flitting around but they would not sit still long enough for me to train my camera on them.  So once again there are a lot of pictures of flowers and a Bear and not much else.  The meadow is really coming alive now.  See for yourself

Black Eye Susans everywhere.

Black Eye Susans everywhere.

artsy-fartsy shot :)artsy-fartsy shot 🙂

thistle, thistle, thistle...not easy to say for this foreigner

thistle, thistle, thistle…not easy to say for this foreigner

the house

I love the weeds growing under my kitchen window. The look very delibarate, I think.

And now some pics of Bear

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Bear :)

Bear 🙂