Tuesday, June 14, 2011


It has been a long time since I posted, no excused except life has been pretty busy. Between milking and caring for the goats, the garden went in, BBQ at friends houses, finishing school, chasing chickens out of the gardens, helping out friends, park day, home school activities, add in canning, cheese making...you get the point;) Anyway here is the garden in May and this month.

We had the idea of bringing in truck fulls of compost, since I can't make compost to save my life. But that didn't happen, we bought bags of it instead. It would have been cheaper I am sure if we would have stuck with our original plan. It just never worked out. I lost two tomato plants to our wonderful wind we have here. They were quickly replaced with others. All together we have 34 tomato plants...ummm I think I will be busy;)
I am milking three out of four goats this year. The fourth one has too small of teats to deal with. Hopefully next year they will be a little bit longer. Chevre cheese is my newest addiction, Thanks to my friend Dalyn and her cheese making abilities.
Rob has been busy at work, fishing with the kids, and trying to keep up with all the projects around here. I think we both need about 6 more hours in the day. On top of all he has to do, our van's transmission went out about 6 weeks ago...grr. It will all get done, I know, just hard not having a second car, especially when the vehicle we do have is an Excursion. Can you see $$$$$$??? Needless to say we won't be going to too many places this summer.
Hope you all have a great week!!!


Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

love what you did to label the picture! Now, quit sitting around eating bon bons and watching TV- get out there and get busy! ")

In Awe of Applique said...

your canner is going to be hoppin later this summer, as are you! you should try drying some of those tomatoes, sundried are the best!...I'm a little jealous of the cheesemaking too...intrigued by the process (saw Dalyn's post about the feta that she marinated in EVOO, that and your chevre...all I can say is yum)!!!

OurCrazyFarm said...

Yay for summer busyness! Our garden is just coming up and we are anxiously waiting for fresh goodies again.