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August 12, 2012

bee on tomato blossom


daikon radish



green beans

Wilma {left} and Hattie

Jackson - my supervisor

Have you ever had the type of weekend that seemed super busy but in the end, you really didn't get anything accomplished?  That was this weekend for us.  I'm not sure where all the time went, but I really don't feel as though we did much with it.

The garden is doing very well.  Mr. Woodchuck and family seemed to have packed their bags for the moment which is allowing my lettuce, beets, kohlrabi and carrots to thrive.  My tomato plants are taller than me and filled with green tomatoes.  Hopefully with sunshine this week they'll begin turning red.

It appears as though I need to provide the chickens another pep talk.  The production has decreased again.  Last time we suspected worms and after de-worming, found out we were correct.  I think this time it's just the weather.  This week is supposed to be mostly dry and not so hot and humid so I have high hopes.

Next weekend I'm attending a canning class by Marisa McClellan of Food In Jars.  I think we're making Plum Jam which I've never made or tried before.  After the canning class I'll be attending another food swap.  I'm bringing more of the Strawberry-Chipotle BBQ Sauce and I'm not sure what else.  I'm thinking of Vanilla and Sea Salt Caramel Sauce or a Chocolate Sauce but I haven't completely decided.

I've done zero baking for months since it's been too hot but tonight I'm making Blueberry Hand Pies.  Doesn't that sound scrumptious?  I've also promised my husband Chocolate Zucchini Cake this week - it's his favorite {yes Mom, I'll be dropping off some to you too!}.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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