Sunday, January 11, 2009

Eggs, buckboard wagon, more books, BBQ sauce

This is the take for the day. We got a turkey egg today, first one we've had in 'bout 3 months. Bourbon Red Turkey egg in the middle, some Wheaten an Cuckoo Marans eggs, and a couple of Faverolle eggs.

Look at this adorable buckboard wagon that Dianne, at Double Durango, just constructed. Petite Dianne can see something and go home and make it. I bought my three does from Dianne. Can't you just picture some goats playing on the wagon?
I have been working lately on the buckboard wagon and just finished it the other day. I could make one a lot faster now that I know what I am doing. The angle cuts on the wheels were tricky! Not sure if I should try and make a few to sell? What do you think? I could make a smaller one that is not as heavy and could fit in the back of a truck. The one in the photo is 8 foot long by 4 wide and really heavy!!! I had to assemble it outside where it sits! : ) Dianne

I was window shopping on ETSY last night, isn't this just darling?

More of my favorite books. I think most of you have Kingsolvers book, if not, I think it is a must read. She actually lives about an hour from here over in Virginia.

I just love Jackie Clay. She knows a lot about a lot, has many interesting life experiences.
I'm not a meat eater really, just don't have the palate for it I guess. Mike is a big meat eater so I cook it for him. I've never eaten any food that was any better than what came out of Grandma's garden. When I was a little girl growing up, we couldn't afford much. I was an only child in a household of 4 adults - my parents and grandparents. My parents worked outside the home and my elderly grandparents tended the garden. If we had some meat, it was for Sunday supper, usually chicken. Grandma made a lot of soup and she'd add a little meat to the pot. If I had a dollar for every bowl a soup I've eaten... below is a recipe for my BBQ sauce.

I stewed this pork butt in seasonings today and then dripped my BBQ sauce on top. Mike LOVES this kind of meal. I stew quite often because it comes out moist and tender. I'll use some of this for soup.
BBQ Sauce

2 cups ketchup (sometimes I make my own ketchup but not today)
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar (I use the Splenda brown sugar blend)
5 tablespoons sugar (I use Splenda)
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
throw in some chopped onion and garlic
In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for a few minutes.


Amy said...

What beautiful eggs! I see that the turkey egg is lightly speckled. I bet one is enough for breakfast! I'm a big soup lover too, and I also love making soups in my Crock Pot. I just made some turkey & brown rice soup today that came out wonderful. I'm working on my biscuit making technique so I practiced on a bath of them today to go with the soup. Not a bad supper!

I find eggs are almost as satisfying as meat in some cases. I cook with eggs regularly and once a week I serve omelettes or a big frittata for dinner. It's a great way to use up eggs when the girls are laying at top speed!

Christy said...

I can't wait to meet Dianne. The sheep is too cute! I may have to make one like it.

Claire said...

The eggs are just gorgeous! Can't wait until I'm getting that many again in a day! The wagon is adorable - my mini goats would love to play on it for sure! I love the Etsy sheep too! Great photos on today's entry!

Country Girl said...

That is a real cool goat play station Diane constructed!
I read that book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle....very inspiring. I say it contributed to our mission here in addition to some other books and fellow bloggers. The second book looks like a good one. The BBQ recipe I may come back to because I like homemade sauces best and I have a real simple recipe I use from time to time but yours looks and sounds tasty.

Wrensong Farm said...

How do the turkey eggs compare in flavor to chicken eggs (I ask thinking of my Narri hen).

I love Barbara Kingsolver books and I haven't read that one....time to go visit :)

Love that sheepy you found on etsy!

And your BBQ sauce sounds delicious, I plan on trying it.

The Scavenger said...

Love the wagon and I'm gonna have to try that BBG sauce thanks for the recipe.


Mom L said...

OK, time for the suburban apt. dweller to ask yet another embarrassing question or 2: First, same as Wrensong, how do turkey eggs taste?
And second, why aren't they sold in stores like chicken eggs?
Nancy in Atlanta

Mom L said...

Forgot to mention - I love the buckboard!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

The eggs are so beautiful. Love the buckboard wagon, too!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

I love the wagon, that is really neat! Thanks for the recipe too.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I am reading the Animal, Vegetable, Miracle book right now. It is fascinating! Yep, I can hear the goat hooves on the wagon...they would love it!