Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - More Pizza Recipes and the Beginning of My Backyard Chicken Flock

Words to Live By

1 Peter 1: 15-16

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.””

Homeschool and Independent Learning

Michael and Lauren enjoyed watching these four short videos this morning - Cedarmont Kids - Jesus Loves the Little Children, I Am a Pizza, Add 'Em Up, and the Letter P Song. We also reviewed the memory verse, song of the week and word flash cards.

Books We Enjoyed Today

The first three books are the books I read with Michael, Lauren and Christopher. The last book is the book I'm reading for myself.

In the Kitchen

The following two pizzas, along with a salad, are what we had for dinner this evening. Both were a first for us but I'm pretty sure it won't be the last time they show up on our menu. 

Beef and Cheese Pizza

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 - 1 1/2 lbs stew meat
1 large baked pizza crust
2 tablespoons mustard
2 cups shredded cheese - your choice
salt and pepper to taste.

In nonstick skillet brown stew meat and saute onion together in one tablespoon vegetable oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Spread pizza crust with two tablespoons. Sprinkle on half of the cheese. Top with with beef and onions and then remaining cheese.

Bake according to crust package instructions.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 lb cooked chicken, cut into small pieces
2 cups shredded cheese, your choice
1 green pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 large baked pizza crust

Spread BBQ sauce on pizza crust. Top with chicken, peppers, onion and cheese. Bake according to crust package instructions.

Around the House  

I cleaned up the kitchen this morning after breakfast and also after dinner and did a little laundry.

Austin did the evening cleanup in the living room, playroom, and upstairs bathroom and cleaned up the kitchen after lunch.

Amanda did the evening cleanup in the mudroom and downstairs bathroom and also did some laundry.

Outdoor Fun

I've been watching Craigslist for some laying hens and today I found some. I called and arranged to pick them up this evening. When Doug came home from work this afternoon he and Austin worked on setting up a place for them.

 After dinner we went and picked them up. We bought five. They are Black Australorps. I got this very poor quality picture of them because the garage where they are staying for the night doesn't have good lighting for photos. 

Today's Quote

"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.” - Frank Lloyd Wright

Daily Deals


  1. How exciting! I would consider getting my own if I had a different yard :)

  2. How fun to have hens! I don't think I'm brave enough to try it and plus I don't have a yard quite yet anyway.

  3. My brother has chickens and so does my friend. I wish they all lived closer as I'd love to buy eggs from them. How fun for you. Have you ever raised chickens before? Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!