Jasmine, our first hen to lay and our first hen to swell from a tick bite is our first hem to go broody. For the past week she has been sitting in the nesting box trying to hatch the eggs that we keep removing from the box. Since we have Jack, our rooster, the eggs are probably fertile. And since we don’t have space for more chickens we will not be hatching any.
We have tried cool bathes and small ice packs under her but she is still broody. She will remain outside with the other chickens after a cool bath but only for 30 to 45 minutes then she runs full tilt to the nesting box as if her house was on fire. We are going to keep trying to gently stop the brooding, she seems fine, eats and drinks some, we just will see how this plays out.
Made a salad for supper, lettuce, kale, beans and a carrot fresh from the garden. Sauteed some boneless, skinless chicken thighs and it was quite good.
For dessert, vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce that I made last weekend. I found a recipe on-line that had balsamic vinegar in it, so that was the one I tried. It is quite good if I do say so myself.
I also made up some jars of Strawberry-Rhubarb jam. Which is also quite good.
I wish I could say that the strawberries were mine. I can not, I picked them at a U-Pick-Farm. I have not been able to grow strawberries, I am still trying though. At least the rhubarb is mine.