bee on tomato blossom


daikon radish



green beans

Wilma {left} and Hattie

Jackson - my supervisor

Have you ever had the type of weekend that seemed super busy but in the end, you really didn't get anything accomplished?  That was this weekend for us.  I'm not sure where all the time went, but I really don't feel as though we did much with it.

The garden is doing very well.  Mr. Woodchuck and family seemed to have packed their bags for the moment which is allowing my lettuce, beets, kohlrabi and carrots to thrive.  My tomato plants are taller than me and filled with green tomatoes.  Hopefully with sunshine this week they'll begin turning red.

It appears as though I need to provide the chickens another pep talk.  The production has decreased again.  Last time we suspected worms and after de-worming, found out we were correct.  I think this time it's just the weather.  This week is supposed to be mostly dry and not so hot and humid so I have high hopes.

Next weekend I'm attending a canning class by Marisa McClellan of Food In Jars.  I think we're making Plum Jam which I've never made or tried before.  After the canning class I'll be attending another food swap.  I'm bringing more of the Strawberry-Chipotle BBQ Sauce and I'm not sure what else.  I'm thinking of Vanilla and Sea Salt Caramel Sauce or a Chocolate Sauce but I haven't completely decided.

I've done zero baking for months since it's been too hot but tonight I'm making Blueberry Hand Pies.  Doesn't that sound scrumptious?  I've also promised my husband Chocolate Zucchini Cake this week - it's his favorite {yes Mom, I'll be dropping off some to you too!}.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've had those same kind of weekends and always feel a sense of accomplishment even if it doesn't show that I did accomplish anything!

Your garden really does look great, and I'll bet your Blueberry Hand Pies will be too!

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

Your garden pics are lovely! This has been the best year for tomatoes here. Made fried green tomatoes for a family reunion today, then packed our son off with a tomato/goat cheese baguette. While so many crops are suffering from the drought, tomatoes and grapes seem to be thriving. "Plum Jam" always reminds me of the movie, "Calendar Girls." Have you seen it? It's one of my favorites!

Meg said...

Ooo how exciting you get to take that class! I'm glad your woodchuck problems have subsided, at least for the time being. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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

It must be in the air...also had the same kind of weekend. Speaking of hand pies, I am making peach ones tomorrow. Your garden is amazing! Cathy.

daisy g said...

Love the shots of the eggs lined up and the withering coneflower. Just stunning!

Everything will get done when it's supposed to get done. Enjoy your day...

Janet said...

I think we've all had those kind of weekends -- seems to be the norm on the farm. Maybe our list is just too long.

As always, gorgeous photos!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your garden photos look wonderful and I love the shot of the eggs and the kitty! Everything looks so nice and green where you live.
I know what you mean about how time flies. I always seem to keep busy but still don't get much done. How is that? :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks all! Mary - I've never seen calendar girls. Those baked green tomatoes you've featured on your blog sound amazing! Wishing you all a great week!