The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Grub Digger

    Grub Digger Chillin' With My Peeps

    198
    19
    76
    Jan 5, 2016
    Middle TN
    This looks like fun! I would also like to join in [​IMG]!
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    31,348
    7,723
    636
    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah
    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    37,037
    24,127
    806
    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, California
    My Coop
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    It is great to have you hatching with us!
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    31,348
    7,723
    636
    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah
    Hi Saris! I am also hatching. I got my first pip last night, now have three. The first one to pip seems to be working on getting into that zip!
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    31,348
    7,723
    636
    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah
    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    597
    119
    116
    Dec 22, 2015
    North Carolina
    I'm in!!
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    31,348
    7,723
    636
    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    31,348
    7,723
    636
    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah
    [​IMG]
     
  9. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

    8,967
    623
    361
    Nov 30, 2010
    Arkansas

    Oh it is fun!

    Lots of nice people too, especially me! Ha ha.
     
  10. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,414
    297
    226
    Mar 18, 2013
    Goodlettsville, TN
    I am in! And if you can be fine with a May delivery I will donate a recipe book that I am putting together. My mother and I were sorting through some boxes of stuff that had been hastily shoved in the basement last year (Jeff Foxworthy: If you have more than one family's possessions stored in your basement....You might be a Redneck.)[​IMG]

    I pulled out of a box of mostly junk an innocuous composition book. I looked in it and it was full of hand written recipes. The writing wasn't my mom's but their were familiar elements to it. As I flipped through the pages I finally realized when I had last seen the handwriting. This was penned by my Great Grandma Henson! She always did the New York Times crossword puzzle everyday. I last saw her handwriting when I was 10.

    One of the recipe's is a chocolate cake that we have estimated is 160 years old by knowing who in the family baked that cake. It is so old that you have to hand beat it or it will be only as good as a box cake. When you hand beat it it is as dark as black walnuts and melts in your mouth. You don't even need icing. Hot with vanilla ice cream was my favorite way to eat it.

    She originally came from Texas with Grandpa Henson. When their daughter (Grandma Fern) was four years old in 1910 they moved from Texas to Arkansas in a covered wagon. She saw the world move from horse and wagon through two World Wars to the moon walk. She was a teacher and told all of us great-grand children that our mind was a muscle and it had to be exercised or is would get feeble. She kept her mind sharp until the very last year of her life when her health broke down. She was a tiny woman, only 4' 11" but huge in presence.

    I have been working on digitizing the recipes. I also want to cook each of them and photograph the dishes. I started doing it mostly as a family history project to be distributed to my cousins. But it occurs to me that other people might like the recipes too.

    Kat Kestner
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by