I know this is a couple days late, but I wanted to tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving!!
We had family over for Thanksgiving. The meal was so delicious. We had turkey, ham, mashed potates, gravy, stuffing, corn and coleslaw. And of course for dessert we had apple, pumpkin and cherry pies and icecream. Unfortunately we didn't get any pics. Every Thanksgiving we put up a thankful turkey and with the feathers from the turkeys we write what we are thankful for! It is so neat to see what everyone is thankful for.
We have gotten the rest of our chicken and turkey canned!! YEAH! It tastes so delicious when it is canned and it is easier to use.
We have to get rid of the dog because he killed two of our chickens and almost killed our rooster :( Plus, he is so big and we can't control him that well.
On Saturday night we had a bonfire and we roasted hotdogs and s'mores! It was very yummy! And it was a beautiful day.
Yesterday and today it has been in the 40's for a high and COLD!! We have the fire going today. I enjoy sipping cappachino or hazelnut coffee when it is cold. Also curling up with a interesting book and the cat is a good thing to do on a cold day.
We are going to host Thanksgiving at our house this year! Our Grandma, Uncle, Aunt and Cousins and my cousin and her husband and little baby are coming down.
Well I will try to remember to update the blog more often.
Mom and I have been canning chicken and chicken broth the past couple days!! The reason is because one of our freezers isn't working, so we are needing to can. We really like it canned. It flakes apart like tuna.
For those of you that don't know how to can chicken this is how:
Step 1: You cut up raw chicken into 1" chunks without bones. (You can also boil the chicken first then take it off the bones)
Step 2: Next get quart or pint sized canning jars. Make sure you wash them.
Step 3: Then take the cut up chicken and put it in the jars. You need to leave a 1" head space so there is enough room to not boil over. After you fill them put the lids on them and put them in hot water in the sink.
Step 4: Start the pressure canner and let it simmer then put the jars in.
Step 5: Now put the lid on the pressure canner and let it get hot enough to steam. Once it starts steaming then time it for 7 minutes.
Step 6: After it is done steaming then screw the steam thing down. Now let it get to 10 pounds of pressure and keep it there for 1 hour and 15 mins.
Step 7: After it is done, turn off the burner and let it go back down to 0 pounds, then screw the steam thing so it is loose.
Step 8: Take the lid off and put the jars on a towel on the counter. You should here them all "pop" that means that they are sealing!! We really enjoy hearing the popping noise!!
We have been enjoying the beautiful Fall that we have been having. The leaves aren't pretty, but having it be in the 70's for a high during the day is gorgeous!!! We are so thankful that we don't have snow yet! Fall in Oklahoma is my favorite season.
We moved the cow into the barn for the winter. We have been feeding him hay because the grass isn't growing anymore. Somedays he is so fat I'm afraid the he won't be able to fit through the doorway but he always manages to!
Also, we are going to move the laying hens into the barn with the cow for the winter. Our landlord built some nesting boxes in the barn for them. We have been getting about 7-13 eggs a day. It depends on the day.
Mom and I also have been talking about our garden next year. We are trying to think of what we can do differently in case we do have another drought. If anyone has any ideas then please leave me a comment.