6.02.2008

upstate NY trip = chicken updates

I visited the homestead in upstate NY for a week (and got to meet the lovely bazu in the process!), and two exciting things came of it:

1.) The chicks who were all little and skittish and fit in the palm of my hand the last time I visited my family (april) are now pullets and no longer fit comfortably in the stocktank that has previously been their home. Sooo we introduced them to the big green world! And introduced them to my family's old, street-smart chickens. They don't really get along yet, though.
Chickens in the stocktank. You are about to be free, little chickens!
Turns out they did not like being free. They clung together and were not keen on the idea of leaving our driveway, as grass is scary. But after we moved their feed out onto the grass, they acclimated pretty quickly.
The old chickens also clung together. They were a little weirded out by the new chickens and clucked offendedly.


2.) My mother sent me back to boston with 7 - I kid you not - 7 quarts of unsweetened mimiccreme (she offered me 9 - ! - of the sweetened but I declined) that just went past date at her store. So expect many ideas of what to do with vegan cream.
This is how I like it best. So far.

7 comments:

VeggieGirl said... Best Blogger Tips

How lovely that you got to visit the homestead AND meet Bazu!!

SEVEN quarts of mimicreme?? Man, you'll have that stuff forever then, haha! :0D

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

I think you were home when I was home last.

Bummer.

Deb Schiff said... Best Blogger Tips

You might be interested in my recipe for vegan carob ice cream using mimicreme and agave nectar:

http://alteredplates.blogspot.com/2007/10/perfect-vegan-scoop.html.

Nice blog.

Ashasarala said... Best Blogger Tips

That's so awesome. I remember the first (and only, thus far) time that I held a baby chick. It was at some stupid petting zoo, but I was 5 and did not yet understand the cruelties of the world. It was so small and yellow and fuzzy and warm. I didn't want to let the chick go, but the guy made me put her back in her cage. :(

7 quarts of mimicreme? You're gonna have to roll yourself around the house after that!

Vegan_Noodle said... Best Blogger Tips

Hopefully those chickens continue to get used to (and enjoy) their freedom!

And wow, that's a lot of mimicreme! I still haven't tried the stuff yet.

And looks like you and Bazu had fun drinking milkshakes! (from her post)

Rural Vegan said... Best Blogger Tips

Such cute young chickens! Mine are so big and fat now I forgot what they looked like when they were little.

Belita said... Best Blogger Tips

You write very well.