Yesterday was my daughter Vanessa's birthday. She and her boyfriend Chris came over to eat dinner with us. The meal was delicious even if I say so myself. We started off with caprese salad made with fresh basil from our garden.
Then we took Katie's advice and made Grilled Tri-Tip With Cuban Mojo Sauce.
Everyone agreed it tasted just as good as dining in a restaurant. (I had to take them at their word as I don't eat red meat.) We served it with a simple pasta on the side. For dessert I brought home a variety of sweet bars from the co-op. Vanessa declared them worth every penny and at $2.50 each that says a lot.
To top off the evening we had some unexpected visitors. They were too late for dinner as we'd all had our fill. But they invited themselves anyway.
Here they come; Tootsie leading the way as usual followed by Ginger and Jelly Bean.
Kim and I were as surprised as anyone by these party crashers. During their occasional free ranging in the backyard the chickens usually ignore us. Once in a while they will jump on my legs as I'm lounging around reading. But for the most part they enjoy doing their own things; scratching around, eating grass, taking little tidbits off of the occasional plant, etc.
I don't know what it is with these chickens; just curious? Is it possible they're lonely? Were they upset at not being invited to dinner?
Whatever it was, Vanessa was happy. She'd been wanting to pet them while they were free-ranging earlier in the back yard. Ginger eventually fell asleep in her arms.
Chris commented on how soft they were.
Tootsie seemed to fall for him.
They certainly added to the evenings entertainment.
We eventually put them to bed in their finished coop. (I'll post pics of it later.)