Saturday, November 15, 2008

I've been given an award

Joanna from Joanna's food has considered me worthy of the "Tree of Happiness" award. Thanks Joanna!

I have to list 6 things that make me happy.......

1. Hearing my son (18 months old) say a new word.

2. Working in the vege garden.

3. Cooking for people and sharing a meal with them.

4. Giving away home made presents, like preserves, biscuits, woven baskets etc

5. Flowers, even the tiniest ones on a native tree.

6. Spending time with my husband and son - anywhere but especially outside e.g. the beach, round the farm, exploring the bush.


Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Well deserved too your award.Thanks Joanna Bridget really deserves it.
I'll be doing a post about your blog this weekend. I think lots of people would really enjoy all the wonderful recipes and tips you have.
Indian Game Hens aren't very big are they? My Uncle used to lock the hens he was planning to eat up for six weeks and feed them extra. They were always so nice to roast too. I have a black Australorp hen here but we won't be eating her - but from what Floyd at Koanga Gardens told me this breed is ideal for meat and eggs. I might just see if I can get some more fertile eggs next time Maggie goes broody. That soup looks so delicious. I'll have to start a special "Bridgets Recipe book" I think here at home. Hope you are having a great day.


Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks Liz :-)

Yeah the Indian Game (known as Dark Cornish in the UK where the breed originated) hens are quite small, eggs also are small. Still the bird we had last night was 1.2kgs so not a bad size. We got into keeping IG's as a friend had some birds and was keen to see the blood line continue as they are quite rare here in NZ. I read that crossing them with Dorking or Sussex chickens makes for better meat. Not sure if either of these breeds are available in NZ, I haven't researched that yet. Otherwise there must be other suitable breeds to try.

Thanks for the tip re. keeping them housed and well fed prior to eating. Will try that next time. We used to have Australorps - we started off our chicken keeping experience with 4 of them - they're nice big birds.

Thanks once again for your comments. I'm glad you enjoy the blog.

cheers, Bridget