Wow, you’re getting a lot of posts this week. I’ve been ditching the farmer’s market this week because of the fair, but I’m starting up next week again. Yay…baking. It’s starting to lose it’s luster, but it’s still doing alright, so that’s fine. It doesn’t last all year anyway.
So, we’ve got a few more things going on here.
We finally built our pallet compost bin. Double bin with the ability to put an addition on later if we need it. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but I really love it. It came together decently simply and it’s functional. It also adds a bit of that “farm spirit” to the place, which I really like. Note to others, get 3″ screws. I only got 2″ thinking they would be too long, I was really wrong. Definitely needed bigger screws. I’ll remember that for next time.
Finally harvested some peppers! We’ve gotten 4 Banana’s and 18 Jalapenos so far. I’m going to be canning the Jalapenos as we get more. I’ll probably just do refrigerator pickles unless they start coming in hard, then I’ll actually can them. We have some baby bell peppers coming along, the biggest is the size of a golf ball at the moment. We also have some Anaheim peppers coming in, but they are pretty small yet.
3 of the pear trees are doing great! One of them looks a little strange, though I’m not sure why. It’s just not leafing out very much.
12 cucumber plants….this is ridiculous. I’ve never seen cucumber plants get this big in my life.
Put some hybrid poplars out in the front lawn. My hope is that they will shade the house one day and block the road a bit.
I have so many green tomatoes in my garden! It’s insane! I haven’t seen any sign of blight yet and no blossom end rot at all. I think we’ll get some this year!
I had to cut down a 15-20ft ornamental pear tree that was planted within 2 feet of the house. The previous owners were assured that it would only get “so big”, whatever that means. It was starting to hit the electrical wires connecting to our house and I don’t want it to damage the foundation, so I cut it down. Now I’ve turned it into a bunch of stakes for my garden, which is working perfectly.
These sugar pumpkins are exploding right now.
The peach trees are doing, by far, the best. They look wonderful. I can’t wait to get a couple more in to keep them company.
We’re heading out today to check out a local dairy. They sell milk shares, so I’ll finally have access to raw milk for cheese! I might even drink a bit if the place looks really nice and clean. I’ve heard it helps with eczema and I would love to lessen mine a bit, it can be pretty painful at times. They also sell shares for pigs, turkeys and beef as well. I’ll definitely be looking into those in the future.
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