Delivering produce from our garden
Summer backyard garden
Front yard from the sidewalk
Front yard garden
Goats go for a walk
What a difference a day makes! These last two weeks have been hot ones leaving people, animals and plants wilting in the intense summer sun. But today, today is overcast and cool! What a welcome relief from the heat but I wonder what affect, if any, it will have on the summer crops which much rather sun then no sun at all.
If you haven’t noticed but our sites have been down lately and the hosting company was at a loss to what the problem was until today. So let’s hope that we’ll not have any more down time or I will just about pull my hair out in frustration… or worse!
Saturday was our weekly goat walk followed by Masterpiece Theater movie night with a friends – last installment of Glaskell’s Wives & Daughters.
On Sunday afternoon Farmer D gave a presentation at the Pasadena Public Library (see previous post). The library was a great place to beat the heat and spend time chatting with some really nice folks. Like to thank Nancy for putting this event together.
In the garden
In previous summers we’d be drowning in surplus of fruits and veggies of all kinds right about now. This year the harvest instead of a gangbuster harvest it’s slowly dribbling in. I guess that’s sorta good news giving me some breathing room between canning sessions. Still it seems a bit weird not to be awash in produce. Heavens knows this wacky weather is probably the culprit for such a weird gardening year.
Every year not only do we plant faith but we get a dose in humility when things just don’t turn out the way we expected.
Making due with the downturn in the economy we are selling more produce to local customers instead of our regular restaurant/caterer clientele.
So if you haven’t already check out DervaesGardens.com Mind you, I can’t guarantee a steady stream of produce because sometimes demand exceed supply; however, this week we do have duck eggs, peppers, avocados for sale so if anyone is interested just give us a holler.
Around the home
The summer clean up efforts continue. Trying to organize all our stuff, especially our crafting supplies which have been sadly been neglected.
There’s been talk of some new projects for the urban homestead – even a list that’s been made. Justin will be in charge of the outside home improvements that will have to do with water collecting and harvesting. There’s some other projects on the docket but don’t want to put the cart before the horse.
In the pantry the scoby is forming (should be ready in about another week) so expect more about our fermentation forays.
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