Friday, July 30, 2010

Farm girl, stitching, planting, putting up

Well, I am having a technical problem with my camera card. I have pics of the garden my rabbits (babies) and my sewing projects! I can't get them to download(?) onto the computer!
Soooo... My Mama Rabbit has had her babies and they are doing well. She had seven but killed three of them. I just have to realize that nature takes it's course. They are almost two weeks old eyes open and furred out. My Barred rock chickens are starting to lay, well one layed a very small egg. It's a start!
In the garden we have been picking green beans. I now have 12 quarts canned for winter and still have some in the fridge. I also canned 9 quarts of my friends beans because due to her injuries from an accident she can't do it herself. I figured if I'm already canning mine what's a few more!
We had pulled up all the potatoes and canned those and I pulled all the onions yesterday and they are drying out back.
I weeded most of the garden and pulled out the dead zuchini plants. Then I tilled the spent areas and raked it smooth. Tomorrow I will plant more potatoes and lettuce, beets, radishes, spinach, kohlrabi and broccoli. I think that's it?!
My tomato plants are doing well. Hubby wants me to can green tomatoes so we can have fried green tomatoes in the winter. Yummy!!!!
Have you ever had a fried green tomato? Nice thick slices of tomato dipped in egg and coated in flour seasoned with seasoned salt and fried golden on each side. I will not ever make fried zuchini again. The flavor of green tomato is amazing!
My Mama came by today to pick up my son, Son2. She showed me a new crochet pattern and I made a new wash cloth in about an hour! How cool. I will post pics as soon as I am able.
I forgot, I also made two aprons this week. I used a pair of Hubby's jeans. I made two from one leg. They were really cute. I made them for my friends daughters. They have really had to become little homemakers since her accident. I thought every homemaker needs an apron. I showed them to my Sister friend, T and she wants one too. She even gave me her Hubby's jeans to make one for her. So sweet.
Hubby is out hunting at a Red tag farm. I hope he and daughter are successful. We can use the meat. I mean there is only so much chicken you can eat. I need red meat!
Well, I am going to find another memory card or the cable for the camera! Hopefully my post will be sooner than they have been.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you have been busy! I'd love to see the new aprons, you can never have to many & I always like new ideas. My potatos I'm pulling do you can potato's? I was going to dehydrate mine. Have to look that up