Today I am making Chipotle Bbq Sauce from Jackie Clay's Growing and Canning Your Own Food. Her description of it sounded so good, I couldn't resist giving it a try.
We have realized a major mistake in our garden this year. We planted way too many varieties of beans. I tried to keep up with my garden map but we got off somewhere and it's a huge mess trying to find which bean is where. Next year we will plant Blue Lakes for our green snap bean and Cherokee Trail of Tears for our dry soup bean. There is no way to confuse those two varieties. We have been very frustrated with our beans this year.
Our baby birds are doing well. We did run into some losses with our guinea babies when the momma chicken that hatched chicks decided the guinea keets were in her way and started killing them. We separated the momma hen with the keets and they are now living in the goat shed. They are free to roam during the day and return to the shed in the evening.
We did increase our chicken run by 40 feet. They love having the new space to run and look for bugs. I'd say the insect population in that stretch of grass didn't know what hit them that first day.
I'll try to do better keeping everybody up to date on anything interesting happening around here!