Weekend

cucumber vine

butterfly bush


pancakes with fresh blueberries for breakfast


Daisy

a resting chick

Emma

Oliver
scallions

tomatoes

zucchini


We have been blessed with yet another beautiful weekend.  This summer has been unusual in it's lack of humidity and high temp's, and for that I am extremely grateful.

Let's see.....we'll start with the garden.  I've been harvesting beets, scallions, lettuce, herbs, green beans, kohlrabi, tomatoes, squash, peppers, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli and blueberries.  The photo of the cucumbers above shows what happens when you don't look under every single leaf and vine to find the ripened cukes.  They get huge!  The 3 in the photo are all kirby cukes with the center one being the "normal" size.  We are also, amazingly enough, continuing to get sugar snap peas and asparagus.  We plan to can pickles later today - I'll share the recipe this week.

Today I'm also baking the frozen blueberry pie I made a few weeks ago.  It's the first time I've made this recipe which was intriguing to think that I could make up quite a few blueberry pies, freeze them, and {hopefully} enjoy a not-to-watery blueberry pie in Fall or Winter.  If it's successful, the recipe will definitely be shared.

Weeding the garden and planting more carrots, herbs and beets, catching up on laundry along with making soaps for a couple of wedding favor orders are all on the agenda today.  Oliver and Emerson are also on the agenda - they need baths.  Jack may make it into the sink as well.  We'll see how much time I have.

The Coop Girls and chicks are doing well.  It has become nearly impossible to photograph the chicks.  They now associate people with food and, therefore, as soon as I walk toward the coop they start flying and jumping and climbing all over the fencing in anticipation of some tasty treat.  They absolutely refuse to sit still.  Coop Girls Lori and Wilma have made themselves the official "chick sitters".  They tend to stay near the chicks coop and watch them throughout most of the day.  Lori even waits until it's almost dark before she goes in to bed.  It's as if she waits until they are asleep before she tucks herself in.

The wild bunny who was hanging out in our yard hasn't been around in about a week.  I'm afraid one of the wild critters may have gotten him.  It's strange not to see him everyday, hanging out and eating grass.

On the menu this week:  Beer Can Chicken with Potato Salad and Corn-on-the-Cob; Smoked Pork Ribs with Mac & Cheese and Green Beans; Homemade Pizza and Grilled Chicken Wings with Salad; Teriyaki Chicken with Sugar Snaps, Broccoli and Potstickers; Burgers on the Grill with Special Burger Sauce, Onion Rings and Corn-On-The-Cob; Chicken, Rice and Bean Burritos with Mexican Rice and Salad.  And a peaches and cream pie {new recipe} for dessert!

Hoping you're having a wonderful weekend.




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2 comments:

daisy g said...

So envious of your bounty! I can't wait to be able to plant our fall crops!
That Daisy girl is so sweet-I'm partial to her...

So glad you are enjoying the summer. Nice to know someone is having decent weather! Rock on!

Tanmay Roy said...

Some wonderful photos! Especially I love the chickens. Thank you!
Roy, www.roysfarm.com