Sunday, October 30, 2011
My middle child
After church, we all headed to our house, joined by CR, I14's mentor, for lunch. I kept it pretty simple, pasta with a choice of two sauces, fresh bread and tossed salad. For dessert, pumpkin pudding and ice cream. It turns out that my brother and CR know each other from having worked together on occasion (CR works on the planes that my brother uses to test fly equipment.) so there was lively conversation for much of the afternoon.
We still need to carve our pumpkins for Halloween and finalize costumes. K11 will be trick-or-treating with friends and I14 and J17 will go out briefly to the neighbors when she gets home from orchestra. Looks like tomorrow will be a fend for yourself night for food. That's OK, we've got lots of left over pasta and quiche in the fridge.
My parents brought us some corn for the chickens, gleaned from the fields. We traded them for some eggs. Mom also brought some oatmeal for the chickens. They had it in storage and moths got into it and it was quite wormy (That's why I store my extra in the freezer!). I sealed it in old coffee cans and took it directly to the coop to ration out. There was NO WAY I was bringing that buggy stuff into the house!! But I'm sure the chickens won't mind the extra protein...