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Almost back to canning!
Monday, September 29, 2014      1 comments

I finally got my tomatoes in the freezer, sadly I don't think I will have enough to can this year, some of the kids helping haying stripped the 8 patio tomatoes and 2 cherry tomatoes that I was counting on to make enough to can, I was pissed to... Read more
Haying again today!
Saturday, September 27, 2014      0 comments

Wow I am bushed, way too much tractor time today and not enough to eat. Got the front field all done and made a good start on the back field, I tedded and raked for about 10 hours today, and it is much harder work then you would imagine. I am ... Read more
Beautiful Haying day
Friday, September 26, 2014      0 comments

Wow what nice weather for haying today, and wow I am beat to death! The top hay field is about half baled and the bottom field all mowed to ted and rake in the morning. We had a minimum crew for throwing hay so I put them on the conveyor for a... Read more
Anotherbeautiful day on the farm!
Thursday, September 25, 2014      1 comments

I actually made a list today so I would get stuff done and crossed off. I was going to start on the tree sitting in my yard but it just looked too daunting. I built a temp pasture for the cows in what used to be the animal farm lawn, I had lef... Read more
Busy day in the kitchen and on the farm!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      4 comments

Today I started after chores picking apples to can some slices later. My neighbor came over to pick some also, he was brave picked two 5 gallon buckets, I just picked a basket full! I needed to bush hog the places in the hay field that I kille... Read more
Fallen tree
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      1 comments

One of my 200 + yo huge maple lost about a third of its parts yesterday, the wind was very strong but I never thought that tree was in danger. It was a spreading huge rock maple, I am going to miss seeing its perfect symmetry and also miss the ... Read more
Having a sleepy night
Monday, September 22, 2014      2 comments

I slept pretty good last night except the series of charlie horses in my thigh in the middle of the night, such a bad place to have one you can't really stretch it out unless you are standing and that wasn't possible. Good thing I live alone, b... Read more
Mega canning day
Sunday, September 21, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday I started about noon to can a bunch of stuff, I have plums all over the place plus tomatoes. So the final count is 50 jars, I think a record for me in one day. I made 12 jars of roasted garlic and red pepper pasta sauce, 10 jars of s... Read more
First night off blahs
Thursday, September 18, 2014      1 comments

Tired from not enough sleep today, but I needed to get up and pick the rest of the plums, tomatoes, and cover the stuff in the courtyard. Hope the freeze doesn't get everything, my corn was just starting too.... Read more
Windfall
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      4 comments

The strangest thing happened to me today. I am so bad about getting my mail, it sits in my mail box for weeks at a time, mostly because I don't think about it and most of my bills are paid online so it is all junk anyway. I plucked up and reme... Read more
More canning
Monday, September 15, 2014      2 comments

I was going to make minted pears yesterday, but after picking the mint and making the sauce the way the canning recipe said I was not pleased with the taste. So I just did the pears in light syrup, they sure look beautiful! I went out to my A... Read more
Apple Cider day again
Sunday, September 14, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday we made cider again, 10 gallons this time, really works out your muscles, we had a slight break when another neighbor took several turns at the crank and we got it all done and cleaned up in 2 hours! Then I went picking more apples, s... Read more
Wellness screen at work this morning!
Friday, September 12, 2014      2 comments

I had to go to my wellness screen at work today at 6am, I was of course not fasting but my sugar was only 81, and chol 160 triglycerides 66. Their scale says I lost 50 lbs, mine says 46 but I did get a $300. incentive payment which was cool. B... Read more
Apple cider
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      0 comments

I have been thinking about the whole apple cider thing and am going to try to put a motor on the grinder if I can find a large pulley. With two huge totes still full of apples it could take days to finish.... Read more
Apple Cider day
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      0 comments

Today was Apple Cider day, got the old press out, washed up the buckets and the press and went out and gathered two big 100 gallon totes full of apples. So by the time pressing started it was after 2pm and we got 7 gallons pressed before we ran... Read more

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