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4/29/10 7:54 P

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Good evening ladies,

What a pleasant conversation you are having!

I believe the kind of chickens that lay the white/beige/brown/blue and green eggs are Aracauna or something close to that. Almost sounds like Americana. We first bumped into them when DH was doing home healthcare delivery and one of his customers sold the eggs. Now our local CoOp sells them - the shells are so good and strong and they taste wonderful. Sometimes the yolks are so golden it really colors the batter of what you are making.

DH is taking the remnants of our umbrella clothesline to the "free dump" this weekend so we need to decide if we want another umbrella type or a pole type. When my kids were little I was told hanging their diapers on a clothesline in the sun would sanitize them.

DH & DS went clam digging with a friend this morning so DH is frying clams for dinner. I'm not a huge fan - especially fried, but I'll eat at least one.

My first iris opened up today. It's called "champagne" and it's that sort of soft beige/gold color. I might need to tag the champagne ones and dig them up this fall and replant them against a different backdrop. Right now they are in front of our yellow house and they just sort of fade out. If they had a green shrub behind them, they would stand out more. Some fellow in Seaside gave them to me from Freecycle.



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4/29/10 11:16 A

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Hi Everyone!

Bright sunny day here today, no sign of the awwful humidity yet.

Shar and Glenna ya'll are starving me this morning! emoticon I don't know whenever I had a "real" egg. The eggs we get here in Florida are anemic looking for sure. Pale yellows in our eggs. Been a long time since I timidly reached under a chicken for her eggs! emoticon

Clothes smell so good after being hung out to dry. Very comforting to crawl into your bed with sheets that were hung out. The simple things in life are the best!

I need to cook something today other than large limas I'm not sure what I'll cook. I got out JoAnna's Cooking for Two so I think I'll flip through to see what I can find. I found a Mini Apple Spice Cake that sounded good but I'm out of 1/2 and 1/2. Wonder if soy milk would work? I might give it a whirl.

I hope it is a great day for everyone! I'm off to check cookbook and pantry! emoticon

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4/29/10 10:34 A

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Good morning Shar!! Yes, I agree, there is a huge difference between farm eggs and store eggs. Our chickens are free range also. Makes for really golden yolks. We used to have that breed of chicken that laid the colored eggs (or Easter eggs). Now we have one called an Amber Link. They are white and the size of white leghorns. But they lay a beautiful brown egg. One lays a double yolk every now and again. We had eggs for breakfast this am. DH asked for that. Makes for a good protein breakfast. I like to hang my bedding outdoors also. Sometimes I'll hang the pillows on the clothes line on my porch. Even in winter. It freshens them up. You are right, hardly anybody hangs bedding or laundry outdoors anymore. But I love the way it freshens it up. I've had a clothes dryer for 30 years now and probably have not used it as much as the average family does in 6 months!! Even in winter, I hang my clothes in the basement because it is heated. I haven't tried the cobbler recipe yet, but I have looked at it and dreamed about it! Our rhubarb is getting ready now, so I need to try something new with it. I did the rhubarb meringue pie a week or so ago and we both loved it. Well, sort of a pie. I omitted the crust and just put the filling in a glass dish and topped it with meringue. It was good and I didn't have the calories from the crust! Hope you have a wonderful day! Smiles :) :) Glenna

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4/29/10 8:17 A

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Good morning Friends,
First one here today. I thought I would write something while I was thinking of it. I only have 1 of my daycare kids so far and she's asleep. I should have 2 today so an easy day of it.
Glenna I love farm fresh eggs. A fellow that we started getting our wood from gave us some eggs last year stating anytime we needed any to just stop by. I love them! They are free range, and they are brown, white, green and even a light blue color. But you sure can tell the difference. He told me the green have less chol. than the white, and same with the brown.
I just love hearing everyone's comings and goings and what you are cooking.
Ann, the cabbage you made sounded so good. I would love to have the recipe. It sounded like something hubby and I would love.
I made Bev's Blackberry cobbler over the weekend. I love that dessert! One of my fav of HE desserts.
Well I should get. Just wanted to say hello to all. I would be back to read up on everyone.
Suppose to be nice today but has turn really cloudy. Yesterday I stripped the bed and hung everything outside. You sure don't see many that do that anymore other than the amish.
Well everyone have a great day. Hello to all!!!!

Shar

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