While I was out harvesting yet more zucchini today, I again wondered, “How do you know when corn is ready to harvest?” I’ve had this thought several times but never when I could look it up … and of course I would then forget… Continue Reading “THE CORN ACTUALLY GREW”
I’m happy to say I am done with peaches for the year! The final tally is 24 pints canned, 20 pints sliced and vacuum packed, 15 cups dehydrated. I am pleased with the outcome: I have enough peaches preserved to have peaches every week… Continue Reading “DRUM ROLL PLEASE”
Each August a challenge is issued to do something every day to add to our food storage. It’s called the #everybitcountschallenge because if you do just a Little Bit Every Day, you will have accomplished a whole lot after 31 days. Your daily effort… Continue Reading “PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITY”
Aren’t my sunflowers pretty? I didn’t go out to the garden for a couple of days and the zucchini went wild! Off one plant I harvested 3.5 pounds! Okay, back to the peaches. Final tally coming soon!
Today was a bit of a lazy day. With the heat we’re having, outside projects are limited to watering the garden and taking care of the chickens. Everything else was accomplished in the blessed air conditioning. After lazing about longer than usual, I started… Continue Reading “LAZY SATURDAY”
We’re about halfway through the summer growing season so I thought I’d take a break from peaches and share how my gardens are doing. THREE SISTERS GARDEN OTHER GARDEN AREAS They aren’t pictured here but the herb garden, apple trees, and boysenberries are doing… Continue Reading “GARDEN TOUR”
Our weekend began with another visit to Wilding Acres Farm to pick another four quarts of blueberries. That was followed by a trip to Kalawi Farm for peaches. Yes, Peach Week is here again! I know I call it Peach Week, but it really… Continue Reading “AND SO IT BEGINS…AGAIN”
Caboose is no more! She died today and we buried her on Chicken Hill where our previously deceased chickens are buried. She was one of our two Cream Legbar chickens. Her BFF, the other Cream Legbar, was Pecky. Caboose was a sweet chicken and… Continue Reading “AN ADDITION TO CHICKEN HILL”