Chives & Sage
The strawberries are ripening and Justin is collecting a handful each day, hoping to accumulate enough for his favorite strawberry dessert – strawberry bars! I have a huge container in the freezer of frozen blackberries from last summer and will combine the two and make “berry bars.”
Stir-fry is on the menu almost every day this week as the snow peas, broccoli, swiss chard, and daikon radishes need to be harvested. From now on our grocery bill will be going down. The lowest bill is in the summer when we estimate we produce about 75% of our vegetarian diet.The raised bed are going through transition – in go cucumbers, beans, squash and corn. And so are the self watering containers -in go the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.
THE ANIMAL FARM
Dixie eating greens and Sierra hiding among the bananas
In the afternoon, when any of us is out in the yard, the ducks and chickens start a ruckus of noise. If you don’t come soon, the crescendo grows lounder and louder as if to say “we want you NOW!” What they are demanding is that someone come with a small pitchfork and turn over the soil so that they can get tasty treats – worms, bugs (oh and how they love grubs, it’s an all out brawl who gets this fat treat). When you give into their wishes and turn over the soil, the noise changes to a contented harmony of “thank you.”