Quilting, Farming, Variety

Monday, November 4, 2013

First Monday of November

We got baby chickens for two houses early this morning; the other two houses will come tomorrow morning.  I was glad there were only two houses to dump because my breakfast was gone and I was getting tired by the time we were finished.  We usually keep the chickens about fifty days which will make these be that age on Christmas.  Someone else may have to fix Christmas dinner this year.

Remember those low-hanging limbs?  The results ~ a wonderful crop of nice pecans!  I haven't even bothered to try to scare away the crows and the squirrel; there seemed to be plenty to share, although the nuts in the tops of the trees must be gone because the crows were scouring the ground this morning.  I've also shared with friends.  Now ~ if I can get the farmer to help me pick out the nuts inside these shells...

Charlotte

17 comments:

  1. The chicks are so cute. I'm guessing they peep a lot.

    Nice looking pecans, is this supposed to be a good year for pecans? I hope so

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  2. Oh I can just hear the peeps peeping. You sure dad have a bumper crop of pecans. They will be nice around Christmas time. Hugs and blessings

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  3. Such a cute picture of the chicks but I can see that they are probably a lot of work to keep them all fed, watered, and healthy. I can almost smell those pecan pies in the oven----be sure and wear your apron.

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  4. Aw, I just love your baby chicks. They're so cute. I imagine they make quite the deafening noise when they're all singing at the same time.

    What a wonderful crop of pecans. You truly were blessed with a good harvest of them. It's sweet you share them with the wee critters.
    I look forward to photos of pies and all kinds of yummy pecan delights.
    :)

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  5. nice looking pecans! I wish I had a tree of them here

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  6. I bet those chicks will keep you busy.

    How wonderful to have a pecan tree! What a treat!

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  7. I can see that you are one very busy lady. The baby chicks are so cute. You really made out on your pecan crop! Hope you will have some help.

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  8. How wonderful to have your own pecans even if it is work to get the nuts out. Nancy

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  9. It has been an interesting year for the trees and the garden, hasn't it. I'm glad you got a good pecan crop, and glad we did too!

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  10. The pecans look like they are a nice size this year. You have been busy! The Christmas chicks will be special ones for sure...Merry Christmas!!!

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  11. Those pecans look great. There must be a good crop this year because they have gone down a little bit at the store. Wish we had room for some pecan trees.

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  12. Those chicks sure are cute. The pecans look good. You sure have a lot of work ahead of you. We are cracking walnuts now and want to make a black walnut cake for Thanksgiving.

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  13. I'll do Christmas dinner here, if people like the idea.

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  14. Your chicken business makes me so interested! I know it is a lot of work, but what a great thing to do..........I think. Wonderful to have those pecans! Lot's of work to get those shelled to! Get some rest!

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  15. Busy time of year for you I see. Treat yourself good and get some rest!

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  16. What a bunch of cute little chicks. I can almost smell and hear them.

    You got quite a haul in pecans too. It's quite a job to shell all of them too. Pecan pie sounds mighty nice to me.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I didn't see an email addy for you so that I could write you.

    My dear husband did all the work around here too, and having to ask for outside help is hard, but I am thankful for my dear B-I-L for his helping me with different projects.

    Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

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