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 g 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...