On the homefront there’s a lot happening. Yeah, well guess it wouldn’t be normal if I didn’t say that everyone is busy. Sometimes I feel like a broken record, but tis a farm life. Fellow homesteaders would understand of even exhibit some of the symptoms! LOL
The duckies are keeping us amused with their cuteness. We make sure to physically handle and interact with them on the daily basis. Handling makes for friendly, less high strung critters.
Working on a new LHITC calendar and it’s a challenge I tell you. Too many pictures to choose from. I could easily make one calendar entirely of animal, another of beautiful flowers and wildlife and another with harvest and garden photos. Last year, I started the calendars too late in the season so hopefully this year sales will be better.
The front porch farm stand is hopping – we have surplus honey, peppers, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, basil and more to sell.
On the canning front: we are putting up tomatoes, peaches and apples. Hoping for the long awaited summer “mother load” of peppers. The cooler than normal summer (we are wearing sweaters till about 10 am and back on they go around 5 pm) had kept the tidal wave harvest at bay at present. There was a harvest all right but was more like a trickle every day. Actually, I am not complaining. In fact, I think it’s better spread out then all at once. Especially for putting up, every day you get a little done and there’s not this mountain of vegetables towering in the kitchen. But the weather’s changed and summer it back so I expect the kitchen counter-tops to be chock a block full pretty soon.
Here’s another round up of pics from the urban homestead. Enjoy and hope all is well on at your home or homestead.
What did you do this summer? Expand your garden, get critters, were there any new projects on tap, bettering yourself with any new skills? Care to share?