What We Ate For Breakfast

07.14.2018

The White Rock are now sharing space with the hens in the main chicken coop and all seems to be going well. I put them in there earlier than usual because one of them ended up with a wounded leg. We’re not sure how it happened but it was after we put them in the outside smaller brooder. Just in case it was a predator, I figured the younger ones were safer with the hens during the day. Then I put the one with the hurt leg in the garage brooder with the younger Partridge Rock chickens. Thankfully, all four of them have been getting along great.

Our only challenge is making sure the younger birds get their specific feed which has less calcium. So every morning since putting them in there, one of us will stay in the run until the young ones are done eating, otherwise the hens try to get in their brooder. What we found out by doing this is that the younger ones have no interest in eating the layer feed so even if we feed the hens first, the younger ones wait until we bring out their feed. Smart chickens!ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค

Our staple breakfast in the summer is scrambled eggs and vegetable juice. For those of us that like more, they add yogurt and fruit but eggs and 32 oz. of vegetable juice fills me until about eleven o’clock. Then I’ll either eat a snack or drink a cup of what I call a hot lemon honey. If you’re wondering when we eat those delicious banana pancakes, they’re our staple breakfast in the winter and sometimes on the weekends in the summer. They’re a heavier meal and why we like to eat them more in the winter.

Keep in mind, when juicing, it’s important to drink your greens. I know apples, carrots and other sweet fruits and veggies are more tastefully appealing but greens are a necessary component. My favorite are Romaine, spinach and parsley. They have the least amount of kick and if you’re looking for the one with the least amount of flavor, I highly recommend juicing spinach. It barely has any taste at all.

Spinach is the most vital food for the entire digestive tract, both the alimentary section of the body
(the stomach, duodenum and small intestines) and for the large intestine or colon.”

DR. NORMAN WALKER

 

At the end of the morning, and not paying attention to the time, I decided to take our walk. I didn’t realize it was actually lunch time until not one, not two but all three of my daughters drove by on their lunch breaks to let me know. Thank you girls! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย I love you to the moon and back!๐ŸŒ›

Thank you for watching!ย ๐Ÿ˜˜





5 comments

  1. laurie says:

    I’m so glad the wounded chicken is ok,, sometimes the other chickens pick at the weak ones,, nature can be harsh, but the strong survive. That juice does sound good and I love that all the children can cook, I enjoyed the video ,

  2. Jillian says:

    Darci, loved that video of your family! Makes me wish my girls were little again and I had another chance at raising them. I’m pretty sure we would have chickens! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your family, your life, how you eat, and how you manage your home. I’ve definitely been inspired in several areas by your vlogs. Now I’m glad I saw the link to your site. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Talia says:

    I recently tried to juice spinach and it just shot through the machine to the solid basket and about 2 drops of juice poured out the spout. Any tips???

    • Darci Isabella says:

      This happens when juicing spinach with a centrifugal juicer and also because there just isn’t a lot of liquid in spinach. If you’re using a fast juicer, other ways to get more of the liquid to come out are 1) follow it up with a harder vegetable like a carrot, 2) take the pulp that was extracted the first time and run it through the juicer again or 3) purchase a slow-juicer (like an Omega) or manual juicer. The slower the juicer, the more liquid is extracted from the vegetable, however the slow juicers are also the most expensive.

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