ON THE HOMEFRONT

Relaxing in the pool

LIKE WATER OFF A DUCK’S BACK…

The duckys, now four weeks old, are finally waterproof! They now spend their days with our other ladies {chickens}, and they are getting along just fine together!. I think, though, the chickens are a bit indignant, asking how come these messy /beasts” have moved in, getting water everywhere! *sheesh* The ducks love shaking their little tails, splashing in the water and slurping/sloshing greens in their pool.

One of the ducks, “Pink,” we call her, is a water maniac! She loves to swim underwater like a torpedo.  The ducks are also going through that dorky/gawky “teenage” stage – they’re sprouting feathers and some of which are going every which way.

IT’S SOOOOO HOT YOU COULD FRY AN EGG…

Yes, and even bake a pizza!!! Yesterday, we cooked a homemade pizza in the solar oven we built last year. We, of course, had to buy the cheese and olives. But we made the crust spiced with fresh herbs and tomato sauce from scratch, the rest of the toppings came from the garden.  Some were; mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, arugula and squash. All were cooked by the sun and, finally, sprinkled with fresh basil… Not to mention a side dish of fresh salad greens from the garden… Buono Appetito!

Homemade, “sun-cooked” pizza
We’ve also been busy the past two days {Tues & Wed} showing our urban homestead to students of a local high school’s biology class. Many were surprised at all the different types of plants we are growing. They loved smelling all the herbs, sampling the edible flowers and “sugar plant” aka stevia — not to mention feeding and petting the animals! {We stress that we don’t eat the animals, only use their manure or eggs}

One guy suddenly exclaimed, “You don’t even have to go to the store! You can just go shopping in your yard!” RIGHT ON
Weather Report: A little cooler.

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