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Friday, 28 June 2019

The Last Day

I am officially done another year of school (cue Alice Cooper). What will I do now? Garden and other yard work, read, visit family, try out some new recipes, organize some stuff, clean out some stuff, read some more...

It's been a good year for strawberries with lots of rain at the right time.

Tomorrow I want to start making jam. I do love homemade strawberry jam!

Here are some pictures of the new hens. The black and white ones are Barred Rocks and the white ones are Columbian Rocks. I have three of each.






This is a long weekend in Canada (Canada Day is July 1st). We currently don't have any plans, but that may change.

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  1. Pretty, pretty, pretty girls. (Hens, I mean.)

    My strawberries are still mostly blossoming, but yesterday I noticed there are a few very small, very green berries coming along. We're a far piece from a red berry yet though.

    Your kitchen will smell heavenly when you have that strawberry jam burbling away on the stove!

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    1. Oh I didn't realize you were that far behind us, in terms of strawberries. Yes, it will smell wonderful! I love that I now have three different kinds of hens. Looks like a proper flock.

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  2. Happy Canada Day! Your new hen girls are quite pretty. I do have a craving for strawberry jam & scones ... I just read that the "new" way is to use Quinoa instead of Certo to thicken the jam ... not sure I want to be the first to try that. Your summer plans sound divine. ... Mary-Lou =^..^=

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    1. Happy Canada Day to you, too Mary-Lou! I'll stick with good old Certo, I think.

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  3. Oh, those hens are so pretty! They have a kind of funky look to them :)

    Enjoy your summer break! And Happy Canada Day weekend!

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    1. Funky chicken!! Good one, Martha. Did you know, many years ago, when we first had hens, long before I "knew" you through blogging, we had a chicken called Martha. She was named after a chicken in a children's story that we read to our kids. Happy Canada Day to you, too!

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  4. Happy Canada Day! When we passed the high school last evening it was quite obvious that the graduation ceremony was happening. I found myself humming the Alice Cooper song, LOL.

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    1. I went to the grade 8 grad this past week. I'd taught some of them. I played the Alice Cooper song for my gr. 4s, as well as "Summer time, summer time, sum sum summertime..."

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  5. Happy Canada Day, for sure. And a very happy strawberry jam day. I can feel its sweetness in my mouth.

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    1. I'll be buying sugar and certo this morning. I'll have to check if I have enough jar tops. (I always have enough jars!)

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  6. Those strawberries look delicious, wish we could join you to make jam! Growing strawberries here in the high desert of Albuquerque can be done, but it's very difficult. I'm not going to bother, because water is a rather scarce commodity here too. Love those chickens!

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    1. Oh, I imagine it would be tough to grow berries there. Lots of irrigation needed. Our weather has been so unseasonably wet, the berries have plumped right up.

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  7. I miss my strawberries. We planted new plants earlier here this year but only have about a dozen berries waiting to ripen.

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    1. You've done so much to your new place! You only have to wait a year to get a decent strawberry patch happening. This year, I'll be ripping out the whole patch after the harvest. It is time to dig out all the crazy perennial weeds and twitch grass. I'll save some strawberry plants in pots and start again.

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  8. I think everywhere has been a good year for strawnerries - I love them and have eaten them every day for what seems like weeks. Now the peaches and nextarines and apricots begin to take over - I love them too.

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  9. We have not eaten many strawberries this year. How I love a good strawberry shortcake! I might need to get some soon!

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  10. School's Out For The Summah....have a great vacation Jenn! :) Your hens are lovely and oh the strawberries! They are in season here too, though my plant has pretty much died...I'm giving up for a while! I'll just buy from the market!!!

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  11. Lovely chickies....I remember back to my childhood..my gran had barred rocks and also some red hens and black hens. What a lovely thing to hear them singing in the sun and watch them scratching around. Happy Canada Day!

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  12. Oh my , I can almost smell the Strawberry jam .We are just starting to see the first Strawberries at the market.

    Ta Da.....I am indeed having coffee on the porch with you,very first coffee on my new deck, from meeting with architect last October and now all it needs is shutters on the Western side and 4 lattice panels which will be installed tomorrow...... yaaay !

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  13. Appears that Canada Day is similar to our 4th of July in a way. Enjoy either way! Love your hens and strawberries!

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  14. Happy weekend love Ria ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š

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  15. Yum! I bet that jam is going to be sooo good. Happy Weekend.
    Kris

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  16. I've been getting two berries a day. No shortcake this year but boy, are they sweet! Love your spotted girls!

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