In my last post, I mentioned that we had purchase a new chicken. I would like to introduce you to “Lil B”, our 3-month old Ameraucana that we purchased from a local seed shop a few weeks ago. We had the hardest time naming her at first and eventually just named her what we normally call my dog. She’s been working on getting adjusted and last night was the first night that she slept in the coop without being caged off from the other birds. She looks just like a little roadrunner running about and loves to hop on my head and shoulders. We initially wanted a chicken closer to 5 months, but they were out.


Gorgeous eggs. We are now averaging 3 or 4 a day from 5 chickens (of those 5 chickens, 4 are of laying age).

Robb and I went up to Virginia this weekend. I wanted to go to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Tijuana Flats. I had really been craving Tijuana Flats that past 6 months or so. Though I spent a little too much money ($70.74 at Whole Foods, $52.97 at Trader Joe’s, then an additional $74.12 at Food Lion, which is not pictured), this is not something that we do all the time. I haven’t been to a Whole Foods in about 2-3 years and the last time I went to Trader Joe’s was about August or so last year. We had a good time though and got some good items.

Not pictured is my chocolate caramel sea salt Popsicle from Zen Pops (based out of Kitty Hawk) that I picked up (and quickly ate) at Whole Foods.

I could have done a little better with my money on some of these items but it’s okay. The Trader Joe’s “Island Soyaki” is the only thing I’ve had before and it is delicious. I’m looking forward to the pierogi (Whole Foods – potato, cheese and jalapeno kind), and trying the Thai Sweet Chili Veggie Burger (which is a newer item, I think). The So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk Yogurt is amazing. That was a great find. I used it in a smoothie this morning (with bananas, blueberries, strawberries, orange juice, and Silk unsweetened coconut milk) and it was delicious.

Chimichangas @ Tijuana Flats
Working on some Easter egg candles that I plan to sell at the farmer’s market next weekend.
Lil B is slowly working her way into the group. This is her first dust bath with the other girls! Not pictured is Emily because she was too busy going through the scrap pile.
Last night’s dinner: Homemade mashed potatoes, broccoli that came from our garden last year, and a delicious homemade meatloaf with caramelized onions and a kick of horseradish. Yum yum!

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