So, I have a week off of work. Yesterday I decided to tackle the over-abundance of Weinlander pole beans in our garden. I picked them and then canned 20 quarts of them (one broke). I do not think I have ever canned that many beans before at one time. I was up until 12:30 in the morning doing it.
I had to come up with a quick dinner that did not take up too much stove or kitchen space while I was in the throws of bean canning. So I chose a new recipe for me- White Beans with Kale, Chard and Eggs. I had all the ingredients in my cupboard or in my farm (swiss chard and eggs). It was easy-peasy and yummy.
Today I decided to move one of the hay loft hens and her chicks to a barn pen to give them more space. I was attacked by the hen in this process, and she escaped. She almost got my eyeball in her violent but misguided defense of her chicks.
I moved the chicks but could not catch her, and she did not seem to want to return to them. So I set up a chick warmer for them, and they seem OK.
Then I racked 10 gallons of plum wine while I watched the Seahawks lose to the Broncos. Nice vacation so far, huh?