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Lesson 1345 – Day 6 – Tiny House, Big Flock – Getting Ready for Santa

By Wendythomas @wendyenthomas

Day 6

Even though the family needs to keep to a healthy diet, it *is*a time of celebration and it just wouldn’t be Christmas if Mama hen doesn’t make her famous vanilla pound cake (made with plenty of backyard fresh eggs.)

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Sorry-for-the Noise-Have-Some Pound Cake

When we decided to get chickens we weren’t prepared for the amount of eggs and night noise that chickens (more specifically roosters) can make.

This holiday season we made this rich buttery pound cake for our neighbors which used up a lot of the eggs and bought us a little bit of good will from some very tired people who have put up with a lot

1 pound of butter, softened (not melted)
3 cups of sugar
6 eggs (the fresher the better)
4 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla (or almond) extract
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350.

Butter and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan and set aside
Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add two cups of flour and beat well. Mix in the milk and extract. Combine the baking powder and the remaining 2 cups of flour and then add to the batter. Beat well.

Pour the batter into the Bundt pan. Bake about 1 hour, until the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan and a knife inserted comes out clean.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at [email protected]

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