Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Around here today....

Or yesterday or the day before. Around here in the last two or three days. Okay well the last few pictures we've taken....


11 little chickies under a VERY good mom born yesterday!! They're going to be our new layers for next year. Dad is half Rhode Island Red, Half Buff Orpington and most of their moms are RIRs as well though there might be one or two with a Buff Orpington mom. Don't know why my Barred Rock didn't lay in there. But we have two half RIR/Buff O half Barred Rock pullets running around so that's fine. SO much fun getting new batches of chicks. I'm SO over new batches of ducklings this year. If we don't get another duckling until next year it'll be too soon! We've only had maybe 50+ ducklings hatch this year, maybe way more.

Did our first batch of canning Clay and I. 4 quarts of tomatoes, 5 of green beans, 3 quarts of bread and butter pickles and a pint of bread and butter pickles that won't be waiting the 4 weeks to age and get yummier. First time using our ROCKIN' All American canner. Can't wait to can 100 more jars with it~! It's amazing!

Clay's garden has loads of acorn squash growing on it. We'll get more from his garden than we ever thought possible!

Our first garden carrots. Why I wasn't planting these all Summer I don't know, but next year I will be! They're amazing. Amazing.

One of the two kinds of pumpkins that we have growing in Clay's big garden. This is the first one finishing up. We're not really sure when it's going to be done as we've never done pumpkins, but we're read online and hey, live and learn. But it sure LOOKS good right? We have some super cute Cinderella looking sugar pumpkins out there as well.

Just a quick post until later....

2 comments:

el said...

Girl! Plant more carrots NOW! Seriously: just keep them well watered until they come up but you can either harvest them late fall, or all winter long if you mulch them well! Carrots are one of those things you can certainly plant every 2 weeks or so (okay, *I* can, up here where our summers aren't so hot, but...) and just have a continuous crop. BUT you have to tell the kiddos to pick the bigger ones first, and that is always so hard... Good luck with that canning, Kim! I love my All American canner too....

prairiesings said...

Your garden is doing great! Much better than ours. Of course, our was a forest until about months ago. And I have done little to cultivate or enrich the soil. Figured I would just throw down some seed and see what it did.

Reading el's comment on the carrots has inspired me to get out there and plant more carrots.