|Linden, the sweetest sheep on Earth.|
When he isn't busting gates and fences.
|Juno, my little Good 'n Plenty.|
Another bright spot is that finally - FINALLY - the little hens are going in their coop at night. It only took THREE FREAKIN WEEKS. I have never had such a time getting pullets to head for home at night. They finally 'saw the light', as it were, and now go right in as soon as I turn the light on. I now have to get them to the point where they don't need a light - that should only take a month or two - and then I have to transition them into the big coop. Heaven only knows if I can get that achieved before the snow falls.
And another bright spot - I had read an article about Einkorn wheat, that it was an un-hybridized, natural, ancient wheat that had a very simple gluten that seemed to be tolerated by people who could not tolerate today's adulterated wheat gluten. So, I took a deep breath and baked up a loaf. The smell of baking, yeasty bread almost brought me to tears. I had a tomato sandwich and waited. Four days later, there have been no ill-effects. This is wonderful news, although I won't be baking a lot of it - I don't want to tax my system and it is difficult to find and expensive. But, still, the occasional loaf is now in my future.
I continue to make small headway into my processing - another batch of tomato sauce is in the slow cooker - but I better ramp up my efforts. I have a pile of grapefruit-sized tomatoes teetering on the edge of over-ripe-ness!