1. Purchased an ancient step van from a local theatre group... yes, to use as MORE storage on the farm.
|Step Van, Carpeted and with First Load|
|Step Van, Seven van loads later.|
3. Completed necessary repairs and final cleaning, and turned the house over to the renters on the 23rd. (Included moving all of the HEAVY exercise equipment from the bonus room above the garage, down into the garage!)
|Everyone working out.... NOT!|
|Joe secures boats with heavier chain|
after vandals cut old one, and took the boats out.
|Chicken Yard for Nine Chickens|
|Weeding the Gardens|
|Joe "harvesting" Japanese Beetles....|
|Joe, Heading in see the Oral Surgeon|
|Our Neighbors stopped by for a short visit...|
to see the gardens...
I boiled two kohlrabies, with their leaves removed, but with their "peel" still on, with one stubby carrot (my first). While they boiled, I chopped up ten cucumbers, two cloves of garlic, and half an onion, and lightly sauteed the chopped veggies in olive oil.
When we were ready to eat, I ladled the soup into bowls, added a heaping teaspoon of sour cream in the middle of each, and sprinkled grated mozzarella cheese over the top.... It was, in all honesty, DELICIOUS! There were no left-overs and I have a sneaking suspicion I will be making this meal again REAL SOON!
The eggplants, bell peppers, watermelon, honeydew melon,and tomatoes, grapes, peaches, and figs are bearing fruit but which are not yet ready to eat. The cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, green beans, roma beans, kohlrabi, carrots, strawberries and raspberries are producing right now. The peas and spinach have completed their season. The potatoes, onions, corn, cantaloupe, blackberries, and cauliflower have not yet started producing, though the potatoes have been flowering for a couple of weeks now.
|Chickens, Hunting Bugs|
|Sunflower, Irish Grass, and Watermelon "hedge"|
|Very Tall Volunteer Sunflowers|