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This Past Week in Pictures

August 4, 2012

Summer has arrived with a bang finally.  The hot weather we were waiting for is here.  It’s been a heifer sorting, artificial inseminating, berry picking, wood cutting,  kraut making, chestnut blooming, pear swelling, tomato gorging, compost stacking, full moon, last bale of hay hauling week.  No time to take a breath because winter is on the way.  I feel it in weeds I pull – they don’t yield like they did a few weeks ago.  I smell it on the air, the first leaves decaying, and the scent of elder flowers always means don’t tarry with those tasks, this is a fleeting time.  Soon the mornings will be brisk and you’ll see your breath.  Hurry Hurry!

Tristar

Melissa

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Gorgeous weed!

Gorgeous moon!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 4, 2012 10:15 am

    Love that truck! I really enjoyed this moon – it was especially beautiful here too. Beautiful photos : )

    • August 4, 2012 11:00 am

      Me too! It’s a sweetie, affectionately known as Red 🙂 Gotta love those $500 dollar workhorses!

      Still enjoying the moon even though it’s not full anymore.

  2. August 4, 2012 11:16 am

    Loving your photos – what a bounty – Have a Great Weekend:)

  3. August 4, 2012 11:59 am

    As I just finished wrapping 50 cabbage rolls I so wish I had those stunning cabbages in your basket…still no new ones here.

    • August 4, 2012 12:21 pm

      Farmer, those came from the hoophouse, and the ones outside are starting to bulk up a little maybe…and third cabbage planting is planted in the hoophouse for winter. I love cabbage rolls – and don’t make them enough 😦

  4. August 4, 2012 12:28 pm

    Your strawberries are beautiful! My everbearing ones are still green, not even a hint of orange yet. The blueberries are more than making up for it though. Those cabbages look yummy.

  5. August 4, 2012 4:15 pm

    Those strawberries made my mouth water!!!

  6. August 4, 2012 5:35 pm

    Great photos! I wish I lived on a farm!

  7. August 4, 2012 6:51 pm

    You made strawberry sauerkraut? You know, that might just work…

    • August 4, 2012 9:20 pm

      HFS, yep I needed to do something to choke down those pesky strawberries 😉 Actually we choked the berries down with some of Jane’s ice cream 😀

  8. August 6, 2012 2:23 am

    I know that feeling of winter being on the way. Here in Latvia, it feels like we have only just got everything in and now we are looking to harvest – although like you it has been slow this year for things to take off. Our urgency is more acute as I think you have milder winters than we do. Once the winter comes there is no chance of veg in the hoop house.

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