Another busy week here on the farmstead! Our garden is regularly producing about 10 pounds of produce a day now so I’ve been putting away what I can but we’ve been eating a good amount of it too. We are just soaking up all the fresh food! All of my squash plants have been going crazy. I’ve always had more zucchini than squash but it’s just not the case this year. That’s ok, I’ve been coming up with some very yummy recipes with them! (Like the Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits) I’ll be sharing more soon! My spaghetti squash have gotten very large very quickly and I’m finally seeing some decent sized Buttercup, Lakota, and Acorn Squash. We should have a lot to put away. 😉
Here’s what else has been going on at our farmstead this week!
We fed the goats some of the lettuce this week from the garden. It’s already grown back several times and much of it has gone to seed so the goats got a treat! They’ve been doing a great job cleaning up the weed-filled pasture so they deserved a treat.
Sorry for the blurry picture but I was taking it from over my head! My cherry tomato plants have reached 6 feet tall this week. They are totally loaded with sweet tomatoes and I just can’t wait until they start turning red and I can make Sun Dried Tomatoes! Oh and yes, that is a pumpkin vine sneaking over my tomato plants….
So this week I had to take new “me” pictures for a project I’m working on. For the record, I absolutely hate having my picture taken. I get silly and can’t get a decent professional picture. So this is me, being me, on a photo shoot. My hubby took a great picture…minus me. 🙂
We got some unexpected rain this week. It’s been a while since we’ve had a decent rain but this wasn’t a rain shower that made me very happy. It came on very suddenly in the early morning and hailed for quite a while. I have some plants in the garden that are looking pretty sad but I have hope that they will perk back up. Other than that we had a bit of hail damage on our vehicles but that seemed to be the extent of it. The good thing that came out of the storm was a large amount of rain that made some very large mud puddles in our driveway which Farmer Boy was VERY happy to make use of. There really is a rainbow at the end of every storm isn’t there? 😉
What’s been going on at your homestead this week?