Monday, April 11, 2011

Harvest Monday

It's time for Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday!

Making pancakes with Harvest Monday Eggs

Lovely Daffodil flowers from the yard.
Breakfast with the boys

This week the girls gave us 16 eggs.  They're getting enough daylight now to keep a regular laying pattern of just more than 2 eggs every 3 days per bird.  My wife cut a few daffodils for the table this week.  The boys used our eggs to make whole wheat pancakes this morning.  It was a beautiful and delicious breakfast.

Our plans for the day are to plant more onions, plant carrots and trim the remaining peach trees.

I highly recommend my wife's pancake recipe.  The boys love it, and we use it all the time. Mix the dry ingredients ahead of time and keep them in the pantry for your convenience (makes 4 batches).

Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

Dry Ingredients

4 cups cooking oats (any kind of oat is fine)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup nonfat dry milk
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
5 tablespoons salt (if desired)
1/2 tablespoon cream of tarter

2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
2 cups pancake mix (above)
1 cup water


  1. Ah, a harvest of eggs and flowers. You'll add veggies soon!

  2. Recipe sounds delicious, and the daffodils are beautiful..

  3. The recipe sounds really good! Boy I wish that we could have some chickens here! It sounds like the girls provided you with a good harvest this week.

  4. Barbie -thanks for posting. I'm patiently waiting and watching things grow!

    Gingerbreadshouse7 -it is a delicious recipe. I even eat the pancakes plain and love them.

    Robin -They sure did. Yesterday we got a perfectly shaped, brown speckled egg that I wanted to take a picture of and post it. It's funny how every egg is so different. I would never have known.

  5. I finally got some farm fresh eggs from a friend of a friend. I love her eggs so much. I wish I could just eat those.

  6. Daphne,

    Thanks for posting. I'm glad you made the connection with your friend of a friend. Hopefully you'll have a steady stream of homegrown eggs through spring, summer and even fall.

    Take a look at an encouraging post about the nutritional advantage of stress free chickens.

    I know that its strange to a world that prizes industry and economy over community and preservation, but when you love your animals they'll love you back!