Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Well the garden is finally beginning to look like a garden! Yes, it's about time! I know that our vegetable deliveries have been very sparse recently so it's heartening to see flowers on the peas and squash, the potatoes are up and the russian blues have lovely lavender flowers so we hilled them all up again yesterday. Not long now until fresh new potatoes! And we're planting several more rows this afternoon after I do the animals and get the field squash watered.

We're getting down to the last of the lettuce from the first batch so now we're planting some more hot weather friendly and more bolt resistant types. This weeks box will include some mouth watering strawberries if we're lucky and we're thinking of doing a trade with another local farm for some cucumbers. They're organic too. What do you guys think?

Our appologies to our egg customers who didn't get eggs this past delivery. Best laid plans and all saw us leave on time, get our daughter to the dentist on time, and then realize we'd forgotten eggs. Then our daughter in law was sick and rushed to hospital where they parted her from her appendix. She's doing much better now but it was a crazy and hectic last few days around here. It was lovely to have time with our granddaughters more than usual though.

I'm making baked beans today in the crock pot for dinner tomorrow and shepherds pie for tonight. We've got lots of eggs at present so last night the kids voted to have breakfast for dinner so we had a sumptuous feast of french toast, yoghurt and blueberries. It used up a couple dozen eggs so I was happy.

The lambs and sheep are moved to new lovely pasture while their home pasture rests. The pigs moved with them but have discovered they can get under the fence so we keep finding them in the adjoining goat pen. They're sure growing fast now and eating about 3 lbs of grain a day each plus the table scraps they so enjoy. We've discovered that their favourites include watermelon rind and strawberry hulls. Yum!

Dates are booked for our meat birds to meet their maker so we'll have fresh chicken in July at $4 lb. Did you know that's actually cheaper than the store? Same with our turkey. Speaking of turkey, they're moving this week into new housing.

I've got to get back to work. Hope you're all well and happy!


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