New Rose Bush

New Rose Bush

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

More and more hot days torment us right now.  Was really thankful for the wonderful weather in May, June and most of July!  Storm finally came through last night, but as a result knocked down part of the fence, scattered branches and killed three meat chickens - or was it the heat?  Anyway, three are gone, now down to 23 from this batch.  They're growing fast and we'll butcher at 8 weeks.  Don't think they can hold on longer than that.  Would like to get the coop in the shade - think it will help greatly.

Harvested 200 pounds of honey this past weekend!  David worked hard to get it all done and cleaned up before the storm hit.  The honey is very dark - maybe from all the clover in the farmer's field next door.  it tastes delicious!

Canned 7 jars of tomatoe sauce this morning, after letting it cook all night in the crockpot.  I love doing it that way - and blending the whole tomatoe with skin and all.,  What ease!  The sauce turned out lovely.  I also cleaned the house and did three loads of laundry, hung it out to dry, and got a zucchini surprise in the crockpot for dinner before it got too hot - around 10:00 a.m.  Still have clothes hanging on the line but that's OK.   Will have to time to pick them and fold them and remake the beds throughout the day.  There is another chance for rain today - sure hope it does.  The more the merrier right now in these "dog days of summer."

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