Last year was the first year we’ve grown brussel sprouts. After reading some local blogs, I learned that they are late in maturing…well, ours are super late. Is this the last harvest of 2011 or the first of 2012? 🙂 Andy went and picked them yesterday and Lucy took pictures for him. Candy, our dog, was out helping too.
Andy let the chickens out to romp in the first snow of the season. They didn’t know what to think of this stuff.
For dinner tonight, Andy cooked up the sprouts by rendering some bacon fat off of three pieces of bacon, put a little butter in, added our very tiny sprouts, browned them, and cooked them in 1/2 cup water with some chicken stock and some garlic until the water was gone. They were delicious. Sally was hesitant to try them, but after the first one she was popping them like candy.
Our chickens hate the snow. They try to avoid it as much as possible!