Thursday, June 22, 2006
A peek into the freezer & rose adventures
oy vey! That was some hard work! I stalked.. I mean tracked down the owner of that property & despite our language barrier, he gave permission to dig up some. I think he thought I was rather odd. He did not understand why I wanted to get some of the rose bush's. He bought up both corners at the cross section where the houses were tore down & the feeling I got from him was they would be eventualy developed. You know what I'm thinking right? MIDNIGHT DIGGING PARTY!! O.k maybe I will not go back under the full moon's light, shovel in hand, bugspray slathered & a pile of buckets ready for filling, but I will be making a trip back possibly next month.This is just 2 of the 6. I put them up front where my hens attacked the lettuce bed- along with some hard rain. I put crushed eggsshells around the stems and buried a banana's peel under them.
We picked sugar snap peas from Hilgerts. We filled a 5 gallon bucket of these sweet veggies. As you can see lil' man kept sneaking some while I was cleaning them up for the freezer. I forgot to turn on the deep freezer so they had to go in my main freezer.
Not much room left in there so I best get that basement deep freezer going today! That is 12 quart size bags in there of Sugar snaps. You know you wanted to see in the farmchick freezer- dont laugh... We decided not to do peas this year. We would just get those from the store as needed since we seem to have downed the intake of them. The freezer stash is not to be used at all untill fall/winter. I will be doing this with corn on the cob & loose corn, Broccoli, carrots, other various green beans, & many more freezable veggies for the fall/winter use. Lots of tomato sauce will be made. I got enough jars to have sauce twice a week for 6 months. I make a sweet banana pepper tomato sauce that is so yummy. This is the sauce I 'll give as hostess gifts along with gourmet pasta & pesto's. Of course variety is good so not all with be with the peppers. I would like to find a local source for mushrooms. Well that just gave me something else to doodle on here looking for- GREAT!.. sarcasticly...
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Summer Solstice. We decided since the rain poured for 2 days we will celebrate this weekend when it is dry. I am so addicted to doing yoga outside... I cannot wait till I get my greenhouse. You know where to find me... I plan to set up a hammock & a nice size grass patch to have picnics with the kids & do my yoga. Dont laugh I never said it would definatley work. I just said that was my plan. I "plan" to make it into a winter escape for me. I realy do not enjoy being cold. I do better in the heat. Sorry I trail off subjects alot..
The unusually unsual farmchick
Posted by The Unusual Farmchick at 6/22/2006 09:02:00 AM