Our New Dutch Oven

Here is a dutch oven we bought at a flea market today for $25. It is a 15 quart oven – huge! We don’t have a clue as to how old this one is and there is no brand name on it. If anyone knows by looking at the picture, please leave us a comment.

I love cooking with cast iron now that I know how to season it. Having it seasoned right, you can cook an egg on it and it will slide out just as easily as teflon. Matthew worked on getting the rust spots out of it today and tomorrow morning I will season it. It will look dark and shiny like our little pan to the right of it when I am done. Here’s how to season your cast iron cookware: http://www.dutchovencookware.com/lodge-cookware.html

Bath Time

Here’s the girls taking a bath. They do pretty good in there together now. It’s a nice break for me that now I don’t have to hold Hannah up with my left arm the whole time. Elisabeth is not a happy girl when it is time to take her out. She screams every single time. She’s having way too much fun to leave!


Our chickens are already 10+ weeks old. They have been out in the hen house for a couple of weeks now. They are so sweet! They come running up to us for food anytime we go down to the barn. One little black chicken is our favorite. She is the sweetest as she is not afraid of us. She always comes very near us and lets us pick her up very easily. I named her Henrietta. One of the Plymouth Rocks (the black and white) we think is a rooster. He’s the one with the red neck and crown. So, if that is the case we will have not only eggs but more chickens later. We both thought that they would stick pretty bad but surprisingly, there is very little odor from them. Matthew takes good care of the animals though and keeps everything so clean. By the way… we bought 3 turkeys last week, one Matthew will take care of for Thanksgiving dinner! They should get up to 35 pounds or so. We’ll post pictures later. They’re kind of ugly birds unless they are on your table.