What I am Thankful for

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  We had dinner at home with friends and family gathered here.  It was a wonderful holiday.  I am thankful for our family and friends.

We made our first Heritage turkey, which was very good and made our usual holiday side dishes, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans and cranberry sauce. We found an organic cranberry sauce this year, which was wonderful. I am thankful for the amazing meal we enjoyed together.

Today we are making a turkey broth, with a recipe from Tender Grassfed Meat, by Stanley Fishman. I am grateful to Stanley for writing this book. We are using it more and more in our daily cooking.

Last June we got four baby chicks.

This is Goldie getting a tummy rub. It alway put her to sleep when she was little. When the girls were bigger we move them to their coop.  I love this coop and highly recommend it if you are in a suburban area and would like a few backyard chickens.

The girls are our pets. I bring them oatmeal mixed with kefir every morning. They are loved and spoiled! LOL   Every morning when I bring them breakfast (they have organic chicken food available at all times in their coop), I check for eggs. Lately I’ve been telling the girls they are slacking as they’re now 24 weeks old and we still haven’t had any eggs. This  morning when brought breakfast out, as I do everyday, I checked the nest.  And there was a beautiful green egg!  We have two Barred Rock chickens and Two Easter egger chickens and we were convinced that that Luna, one of our BR’s would be the first to lay.  Barred Rocks lay brown eggs. But low and behold, sweet Goldie was fussing in the nest and she was the first to lay.  It was very exciting.

Now along with the fresh organic vegetables from our garden and the great box of fruit and veggies from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, we are on our way to having fresh organic eggs. I am thankful for our eggs!

And, last but not least, I  am thankful for Moms For Safe Food.  I have learned so much and met so many great people since starting Moms.  I am grateful for all the other food bloggers and writers who are helping to teach people what real food is and how to prepare it.  I am thankful for all of you.

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving – Sheri aka Mom

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