“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Friday, June 19, 2009
Harvest is Coming In
Well, we are beginning to harvest a few things out of the garden. Cucumbers and peppers to be specific. We did harvest turnips greens and I just did not plant enough of those. We ate quite a few and so I only froze 3 quarts. We will be planting more for the fall harvest. In another week or so I will be in the full swing of canning season and will be canning each and every day. Thank goodness we canned a lot of pear preserves last year to have some left this year because our pear trees came down with fire blight and had to be treated, so the pears cannot be used this year. What a waste as they are loaded down. On the other hand our apple trees which have not produced in a couple of years are also loaded down with apples. This is awesome! I have decided to let you folks know exactly what we do get off our little farm and how much we put up in groceries so that we don't have to go to the grocery store. I sure will be glad when we can start milking our goats. Yum, fresh milk, butter, cheese and yogurt. Wow, what a savings, not to mention the meat we will get from the offspring. So about the harvest...over in the right hand column you will see 2009 Harvest, which I will keep updated. That way folks who are thinking about homesteading and wondering if all the work is really worth it can get a sense of what we get from our little farm. Well, time to go and feed the 4 legged critters and then feed the two legged ones. Have a good evening ya'll.