Caroline had her baptism anniversary on Saturday... we had an evening event to attend and waited until Sunday to celebrate. Here's here baptismal candle next to the white dessert I made - a strawberry coconut trifle with whipped cream on top - yum! We still have some in the fridge... it made a huge amount!
The girls were not feeling well on Monday... Caroline with allergies, and Cecilia with a fever and mild cold symptoms (so maybe Caroline's is a cold too and not allergies? so tough to tell...). We had some warm tea with honey to help soothe their throats, and Caroline suggested having areal tea party, meaning we drink the tea out of her toy tea set cups. So, we had tea and trifle.
It was wild berry Celestial Seasonings tea. We even poured it out of the little teapot that goes with the tea set!
A chicken update: They are laying lots of eggs once again. We are usually getting four or five a day again. Here's Eat, aka 'Lorpie, engaging in one of her favorite hobbies: dust-bathing.
Here's Chicken, doing the same. The way we can tell which one is Chicken is very visible in this picture: the extreme curves in her comb. Caroline sometimes calls her "wobbly-comb." It does wobble all over the place as she struts around!
Here's the one who doesn't like us: Molly. She is very difficult to catch, unlike her sister, who is picked on and very submissive to both us and the other chickens. And she is becoming anti-social with the other hens and will wander away from the rest of the flock often, even though they don't pick on her much at all lately.
We're considering getting a patio put here by the sunroom... the hens will certainly miss their dust-bathing area!
And these are just the dinner dishes! The breakfast and lunch dishes had already been done! It seems like I use every inch of my counter space when preparing dinner... and I didn't think this meal was an especially complicated one, either! I enjoy cooking, but I wonder if it is normal to have to take up to 45 minutes to clean the kitchen each evening... Last night, I made spaghetti (with previously-made sauce that had been frozen, even), and bread made the day before... and the counters hardly had any dishes on them! I didn't quite know what to think!