Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Blackberry Peach Baked Oatmeal

With blackberries and peaches in abundance, there is no better combination for Baked Oatmeal! You really can't go wrong with Baked Oatmeal. It is a very easy make ahead meal. It is good right out of the oven or the next day eaten cold. Give it a try!
Pick the blackberries and peaches first. Gather the eggs from the barn. Butter the bottom of a pan and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Now you are ready to get started mixing and baking.
Blackberry Peach Baked Oatmeal 3 Cups thick cut oatmeal (we use Bob's Red Mill or Irish Oats) 4 Eggs 2 Cups milk, coconut milk, water or a combination of all 1-1 1/2 Cups of sugar depending on how sweet you want it 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 4 peaches pealed and diced Mix all ingredients above. Pour into well buttered 11 x 15 inch pan. Add a Tablespoon of sugar to 1 generous cup of Blackberries. Gently pour blackberries on top of Oatmeal mixture. Bake at 400' for 45 - 60 minutes. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Turkeys and Chickens

We are raising some poultry for meat. We have 8 turkeys that are three and a half months old. They are Chocolate Turkeys and Bourbon Red Turkeys. Both are heritage breeds and growing very well! The Chocolate Turkeys have mostly brown bodies. The older corn on the cob is a big hit these days. Another favorite is cantaloupe and half the fun is eating them from the outside in and finding the seeds in middle always calls for a turkey whistle!
The chickens we are raising for meat and eggs are New Hampshire Reds. They are also an older breed and very pretty birds. These pullets are 5 months old and ready for the next phase of contributing to the farm shares! The chickens have had free range on over an acre of pasture grass, plus daily grain rations and some leftovers from the vegetable garden. Don't worry, the smoke in the background is lightening up and we have clearer days now! Thank you firefighters, everyday!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Fourteen Wonderful Years!

Bailey Creek Falls 1999!
Chicago White Sox Park 2013

~Happy Anniversary and Happy Days~