Sunday, April 13, 2014

Whisper Mountain

We've finally decided on a name for our farm, which is a good thing.  Because, our little farm continues to grow.

In the last few weeks we've added rabbits 

Hello bunny 

We have 4 New Zealand whites.  They're not the friendliest right now, but are finally starting to come out of hiding when we're in the pen with veggie scraps.

And we've added four ducks.

Sweet Pea had to keep Muttley from jumping in with the ducks.

And, of course, before we could move the ducks out into a bigger pen, I had to build them a house.

And we're hatching out some more chickens.

Just a few should be hatching around Easter =)

And, on top of everything we're doing with the animals, we're also experimenting with some of the local plants.  Last fall we played around with prickly pear fruit (jelly and wine) and this spring we tried some red bud jelly.

Yes, the same red bud trees you see all over in the spring.

Isn't it beautiful?  It has a wonderfully sweet flavor that is a cross between an apple and a plum.

And, since the red bud worked so well, we thought we would try violets.

The petals have to soak for 24 hours, so it'll be tomorrow before we can see if it works =)

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