this is why I got a really bad berry stomach ache on Friday during picking….
Things have been a bit busy on the farm. The summer rush is in full swing. Here’s a pictorial overview of all sorts of farm updates.
sweet peas were here and now they’re done, Loganberries are still here
the CSA packing line, plus Jude thrown in!
Angies beautiful flowers
strawberries are starting to slow down in the heat
Jake holding Abby like the lion king
chard – great colors
part of our booth at the farmers market, beets galore
farm photo op, most of the daily crew 🙂
and the littlest member, Jude sucking on his mango
We work hard. All of the harvesting, weeding, packing, digging, tilling, planting, transplanting, watering, and everything else, but we also play hard. We challenged a nearby farming community to a kickball game:
Mountain Bounty – team domination
intense warm up, one handed catching, beer in other hand
the two sides combine for a peaceful post game pic
we harvested over 1,000 pounds of broccoli last Wednesday and some were as big as Jason’s biceps
Even with all this work, we’ve made sure to make rock’in meals. Here’s a sampling:
pesto Mediterranean pizza
spring rolls wrapped in blanched cabbage leaves and special sauce
beet, carrot, beet green roast
And, we’ve also tried to keep preserving food….
sun drying apricots and nectarines
the new pressure cooker with lots of our canning work: from left to right: dill pickles, with strawberries on top, boysenberries in pear juice, with pickled fennel (top), nectarines in juice, hot cumin zucchini pickle, and 3rd top mango/serrano hot sauce, bottom right jearinera and nectalo (nectarine and loganberry) jam
had to do some construction in the cabin….add some shelfs
Wow, there’s just not enough time in the day. Gotta love summer! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and eat some delicious food!