I always sit the chickens' feed and water outside in the run in the morning but I felt almost sorry for them Sunday morning! Brrr-rrr!!! They ran outside ate and were back in their coop where it's fairly nice and cozy. Oh and folks, I've got one little barred rock that is so attached to me. She'll stay back when the others go outside and it's almost like she's waiting for me to talk to her personally. She is such a doll. I'll talk to her a little while and then tell her to get on outside and eat and then she'll go. So sweet!!
I made some doublemint tea yesterday. I like peppermint but I like it better when just a little spearmint is added to it. I usually make my doublemint to the tune of 2 parts peppermint and 1 part spearmint. The tea just turns out a better flavor. It also gives me an excuse to use spearmint. I have so much spearmint that it is more like a weed around here versus peppermint which I have a more difficult time growing. Go figure!! I don't actually worry too much about that though because my brother goes out and collects wild black peppermint for me. But anyway, finding a use for all the spearmint has always been difficult. Now I can give it to the chickens but you might try the doublemint tea. I think it's really good prepared this way.
You all have a wonderful day and I'll get back to you when I can.