IN THE KITCHEN
Pizza for dinner during the summer, this week I made a spinach pizza and a pesto with fetta pizza. I have the crusts pre-set in the freezer and the topping can be prepared in just a few minutes. It makes for a quick late supper and not a lot of cleanup after the meal. Fresh vegetables are on the menu, string beans with new potatoes straight from the garden. Had a steak sandwich one evening with a real tomato. The greenhouse plant is producing small tomatoes and they taste and smell so wonderful.
ON THE FARM
Monday morning the builder was here and progress has been made this week. The pole barn is starting to look like something. He was not able to be here all week but he will be back soon and finish this project. The pasture fence has all of the corner post holes dug. The gate post holes have been dug, also. We will be using cedar post cut from the farm. Friday night, another storm came through and Mr. Bootsie had to cut up a tree that was blown down. It was across the road to some of the neighbors homes. This job is almost complete as he saved the trunk for raised bed borders. They still need to be moved to where we store them.
IN THE COOP
|First time on a roosting pole.|
This week 42 eggs were collected. For the month of June 194 eggs from 10 girls, one being broody and Aurora started laying in the month of June after having set on eggs and hatched the peeps.
IN THE GARDEN
Monday evening some of the less damaged corn had mulch pulled up on the roots to help hold it upright. The tops were wrung out of some of the corn and I will leave it just to see what happens.
I spent the entire day in the garden Tuesday checking on things and trying to fix as much as possible. Some of the tomato cages were pulled out of the ground. They were the larger 5 foot ones. Mr. Bootsie and I did "corn first-aide" when he returned from work. It looks pretty, but I sure do hope this works, this is the bloody butcher corn and I really do not want to loose this.
Some of the new growth on the raspberries was broken. I cut most of that out on Tuesday and now I think things are back to normal. Friday night's storm did not do a lot of damage to the garden. The corn was standing and looking good on Saturday morning.
I have been picking this week: yellow crook neck squash, raspberries, blackberries, green beans,
cucumbers. I dug 4 small baskets of potatoes and pulled some onions. Sun gold tomatoes just do not make it into the house. They seem to get eaten quickly.
We had a storm, which was classified as the mildest of tornados, with some damage but there are a lot of those in our country experiencing great losses. I as thankful we had very little damage actually next to none. There are many who have lost their homes this week. Folks who will be starting over. I do not know how a farmer can reclaim their land after a fire. We, so often, only see what is going on in our community. With all the folks I have met thru Happy Hallow my community have grown. There are people from all over the world staying in touch with me. Some thru the blog and some on our Facebook page. My thoughts are with those in the line of the fires, the floods and any other dangerous situation some may be in. Everyone take care of yourself and make good decisions. May each and everyone be blessed in their own special way.
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