Where did summer get off to... yesterday, I grabbed hubby out of his chair, I heard the geese, we ran to the door just in time to see a small flock in formation heading South. "Already" I called upon our neighbor and asked if she'd heard and seen them and she explained how they were resting in a near by field.
But, I'm not ready to give in to colder weather, Just yet....
I have string beans to pick and freeze, tomatoes to pick and can (loads of them) our roma's are unreal this year the plants are so full they have tipped over, I'm not complaining, I will take them. Try to put up sauce, some salsa, and plain tomatoes. (hopefully, we have enough jars)
The garlic I planted last year, did very well and Mmmm the flavor, there is no comparison to what you purchase at your local grocers, I can hardly wait to plant more for next year.
The vineyard, is absolutely beautiful, the vines are huge, and tower over our heads, and to walk through is just like what you see in Europe as far as vineyards look. Soon, we will be pruning the vines, hopefully, I can salvage some of them for crafting. I've thought about harvesting leaves, however, with our hot, and humid summer we fought to keep Japenese beatles from destroying our crops, there all over them.
Besides gardening, I have hired a dog trainer to come a few times a week to help us settle the dogs when visitors come. They are big, vocal and Dunkin has a very deep voice, not many people want to visit when they arrive and these 2 come barking at them.
They are doing real well, and we hope to be able to welcome neighbors and friends over real soon.
So, I'm sorry, I haven't been much company this summer, life is good...... here on the farm!
Do hope you'll all come over for a visit, and please leave a comment, I love hearing from each and everyone of you.