Most look at dandelions this time of year and think bad words! Dandelions hardly grew at our place in Texas so I was excited to see them springing up in our yard in MO. Chickens love them and a handful of dandelions tossed to chickens every day will make for some gorgeous egg yolks!
Addie says her chickens love dandelions and this is an egg from her chickens.
Yesterday I picked enough dandelions to make a double batch of dandelion jelly. The flowers needed to steep overnight so today, I will strain the juice and get that jelly made!
When I go to get Addie Thursday afternoon, I’ll pick redbud blossoms off Chad’s trees and then make redbud jelly. I use the same recipe for redbud jelly as for dandelion jelly but instead of using lemon juice, for the redbud jelly I use either orange juice or a bit of orange zest. This may be a year I don’t have access to fresh fruit but we will have homemade jelly!