The babies are hatched now, and being fed constantly. I'm sure they'll be flying out soon. Doesn't take them long. Hopefully before my plant dies.
Our neighbors, about 3-4 fields away got solar panels installed.
My zinnias are finally blooming, and they are feeding our hummingbird and the butterflies.
Our dinner one night - crock pot beef stroganoff. I didn't have homemade noodles, so those were Amish made. I just haven't had time to restock noodles but dinner was fabulous.
TIP: To make the beef very tender I learned this from a cooking show. Although in the show they used soy sauce for their particular sauce recipe, here's what I did - add a bit of baking powder and corn starch and a bit of liquid to meat and let sit 20 minutes. I used Worcestershire sauce and the beef literally fell apart.
Another night's dinner, but I was not feeling the whole heat up the house at 450°F thing. Biscuits and sausage gravy, fried organic potatoes, scrambled eggs, and baked apples. I did it somewhat early. Once again, daughter used the puppy as an excuse not to learn how to bake them. Sigh. I don't think I get any of my kids to learn anything about baking from scratch.
I am always asked, "how do you get the layers in those?" I use only organic ingredients, and add the milk last, cold from the fridge (whole, organic). I also slice the butter in half, flip it once, cut in half again (long way), and then make slices. I drop the dots of butter, and hand cut them into the dry ingredients. I also roll the dough the least amount I have to. The last biscuit is typically the one that doesn't have the layers.
Baked the apples in my crock pot this time, and it was delicious. I'll have to remember this for a breakfast with the family.
My butterflies now have a water source. I picked the "chip and dip" dish up at the grocery store, 70% off. Works perfect.