I did try to make some strained (Greek) yogurt the other day for the first time. It was fairly good but I am going to work on it a bit more. I might share that later if it works out. And I also had a go making powdered laundry detergent. One small batch is going to last me weeks.
We had a tiny bit of above freezing weather on Tuesday, so I took the opportunity to rearrange the electronet fencing around the chicken coop. We have had too much attention from a hawk lately so I tried to make the area more challenging to prevent an easy kill. We're down to eight chickens (6 girls and 2 boys), but are surprisingly getting 3-4 eggs a day. Go girls!
I ventured out this morning and took a few photos to share.
|It was 30 degrees on the front porch this morning around 9 o'clock.|
|Not sure what to call these little balls of frozen matter - snow? sleet? hail?|
|The tap on the back porch has a tiny little leak. The bucket is solid ice.|
|The tiny drip created an unusual ice sculpture that looks like an eagle head.|
|The drip was frozen this morning.|
|Sad hydroponics - nothing alive except some rosemary and remnants of strawberry plants.|
|The strawberries were surviving fairly well in the cold until the goats ate them down.|
|I arranged the electronet fencing in a shape of a + (plus sign) rather than square.|
|I'm hoping the narrow run will discourage a hawk from swooping in.|
|I arranged a small area around the back chicken door for variety.|
|View from the end of the run|