Free shipping on all U.S. orders $100+


August 07, 2011

Rain at last.
It's still oppressively humid, but at least we received some rain.
My garden is happy again.
The chickens, however, not so much.
They think this humidity thing is just getting down right ridiculous.
Poor things.
They received cantaloupe this morning, one of their favorites.  (not from the garden - not ready yet.  I broke down and bought some from a farm stand)  I thought it make take some of the anger away.
It did for a moment.
They came outside chattering up a storm but as soon as they saw that cantaloupe, a hush fell across the flock.
It was silent.
Made for a lovely morning.

It's been a "getting things done" kind of weekend.
Saturday we ran errands most of the day.
Did a little cleaning too.
Today I spent most of my time in the kitchen.

I've learned one lesson this weekend - Jay is not to peruse my King Arthur Flour catalog.
He decided I needed to make Monkey Bread today.   {Recipe here}
All because of that stupid catalog.
I was thinking a nice fruit dessert.
Nope.  The catalog is their Fall catalog, and therefore, no fruit desserts.
Monkey Bread I made.

I had a plethora of onions {not from my garden....yet} and no place for long-term storage, so I sliced them up and put them in the freezer.
Thin sliced for French Onion Soup and thicker sliced for Sausage/Peppers/Onions, Cheesesteak Sandwiches, pizza's, and other soups.
I had also purchased blueberries from the farmers' market, so I wanted to get the leftovers frozen.
Tonight I'm still working on Freezer and Refrigerator pickles.
I've got 26 cukes in my refrigerator.

I made Blueberry Scones to freeze.  A perfect treat on a busy morning - pull a couple out of the freezer, bake them for about 25 minutes, and fresh, yummy scones are served.
I made Blueberry-Yogurt Popsicles earlier in the week which were a great mid-day treat.
I'll post the recipe this week.
Super easy and very good.

My garden is still producing quite a bit.
I picked another large bowl of green beans today.
I've already got 13 bags packed away in the freezer.
I'm not so sure my winter squash will make it.
The squash bugs and striped cucumber beetles are a little out of hand.
I spent about 35 minutes on Friday killing squash bugs.

Laundry is caught up.
Dishes are done.
Cleaning the house and bathing Emerson and Jackson did not get completed.
Lucky them!

Now that Jay has finished the garden shed, he's on to the back deck expansion.
Always another project waiting in the wings, isn't there?
So that was our weekend.
How was yours?

Also in Life At Cobble Hill Farm

$100.00/Week Real Food Meal Plan - Week 8

February 19, 2018

If you’re just tuning in, this is an ongoing series in which I share our weekly meal plan as I (attempt) to convert us to a Whole/Real Food lifestyle.  Our grocery budget is $100.00/week for 2 adults.  Often I make 2 different meals because I am primarily plant-based and my husband is not.  Most of what we eat is made from scratch and any boxed, canned and/or frozen products follow the Real Food...

View full article →

12 Tips For Eating Real Food On A REAL Budget

February 15, 2018

1. Maximize Less Expensive Foods
Part of this tip is getting into the habit of eating in season because in season veggies are typically much cheaper than out of season. The other thing to consider is thinking about ingredients you and your family enjoy that are (either seasonally or year-round) cheaper and incorporating them more into your meals. For instance, carrots are a pretty inexpensive...

View full article →

Change Your Life In 2018 - February Challenge: Figure Out What To Do With Your Life

February 13, 2018

If you’re just joining in, the “Change Your Life In 2018” series is my quest to make some small changes this year. Rather than setting easily forgotten resolutions I wanted to focus on 12 changes that would help me learn and grow as a person. I’ve chosen to focus on one change per month so that it could not only become a more manageable goal, but I have a better chance at making these new habits...

View full article →

We're so happy you're here!

We'd love for you to sign up for our newsletter where we send occasional new product alerts, discount codes and farm happenings.  And maybe an occasional chicken or goat hug....