Weekend











Happy Sunday!  Despite the weather-man predicting Saturday to be upper 90's and humid, it was a pretty nice two days.  Happy to say he was wrong.

The chicks and Mama Claire are doing very well.  They are just about old enough to be introduced {officially} to the rest of the flock.  The darkest of the little ones is the most aggressive.  I can't wait to see how she does with the big girls.

The woodchucks haven't been around for a week or two.....maybe they found someone else's garden to raid, but the bunnies continue to make their daily visit.  They have been a little more kind to my plants so I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that continues.

I started my canning-pa-looza with non-canning items.  Then it's not a canning-pa-looza you might say, but I say, close enough.  I made freezer jam.  It's very good and super simple.  So far I've made strawberry-kiwi, cherry and peach jams.  I'll be sharing the recipes this week.  I'm hoping to pick blueberries this week at a local berry farm and then I'll be moving on to canned blueberry jam.

Although Oliver and Emerson don't seem to be bothered by fireworks {Oliver even watched them}, we discovered Saturday night that Jackson is deathly afraid of them.  Three of our neighbors decided to throw 4th of July parties Saturday and all began fireworks around 9:20p.m.  Poor Jack.  He raced around, low to the ground, like someone was after him with a gun.  The fireworks lasted until 10 o'clock.  It was a long 40 minutes for the poor guy.

Tonight, my supervisors and I {Ollie and Em} will be finishing up an icebox lime pie - it's a bit unusual with lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, gelatin and pudding mix.  This makes it not so tart so it's the perfect blend of sweet and tart.  {recipe coming later in the week} We'll also be making pop tarts to store in the freezer to bake as needed.  Busy night ahead, so they're resting up.

Hoping you all had a delightful weekend as well!

7 comments:

The Chic Country Cowgirl said...

Wow, stunning photos! Was just sitting here enjoying some cherries when I saw your lovely pics =)

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

Gorgeous pics! Poor Jackson, he must have thought the sky was falling. Looking forward to that Key Lime Pie recipe! Sounds like a great weekend. We are dying here with temps in the 100's. Hoping for some relief tomorrow.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks Chic Country Cowgirl - we're happy you found us! Thanks Mary - yes, I do believe poor Jack thought it was all coming to an end. :) I'm hoping your temp's drop soon!!

Meg said...

Oh no, poor Jackson! So glad your heat wasn't too bad, and that your veggies are (fairly) safe for now. I love canning-pa-loozas! I've started mine with jams too, and a batch of relish is started and soaking in the fridge to be canned tomorrow. I need to make more pop-tarts too - thanks for the reminder! :)

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

It all sounds so good! I have never made a Key Lime Pie before...this one sounds easy, look forward to that posting. Hope the heat stays a little cooler for you on the east coast. Here on the west coast it has finally warmed up to "normal" temps and is staying sunny. We are grateful! Cathy

daisy said...

Love the photos! You have squash blossoms! Glad you had a mild weathered weekend. You're about the only one I've heard of who isn't sweltering!

Winnie said...

Boy that pie sounds delicious! I just got away to the Catskills this weekend to visit my folks. The temperate was much better there than in the city...Told my mom I was going to stay...