I asked a ‘real’ local farmer when to plant pumpkins this year because the one pumpkin we got last year had rotted by the time Halloween came around. I put in small, medium and large varieties and just found this little gem. Oh well. At least we’ve got the same number of pumpkins as last year so any additional ones will be a bonus. I think I’ll roast it and make soup.
30 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
Dill heads, pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, eggs, goat milk and our first melon. We’ll get another 4-5 eggs later today and another quart of milk. I’ve been putting up pickles and tomatoes (and salsa and soybeans) like crazy and make cheese every Wednesday. Summer has a rhythm.
29 Jul 2012 6 Comments
We assumed that the wallpaper had been attached to bare drywall because that’s how the previous homeowners/builders rolled. We were correct. After researching options and talking to a few wallpaper manufacturers, we decided to prime the wallpaper with oil based primer and then paint over it. The color is ‘nautical gray’, a nice neutral. Since we were painting over wallpaper, we opted for both crown molding and wainscoting. The flooring is a laminate. The mirror is an antique I purchased around 35 years ago.
I’m still amazed this went from gutting to completion in just nine days, by us (did I mention my husband is a genius?). I still need to add the fun decorative touches. We had planned to redo the bath this year, just didn’t know it would happen this soon!
28 Jul 2012 3 Comments
Here are Summer and Shaggydog, two of Hermione’s triplets from this year. Nymeria went to a new home a few weeks back, she’s got other goats, a giant sheep, chickens and cats to keep her company and a great pyrenees to keep her safe. They grow up so fast!
26 Jul 2012 2 Comments
24 Jul 2012 2 Comments
We unfortunately lost our buck Rudy to intestinal parasites earlier this year. We just got a replacement buck. The best part? He’s Rudy’s son. He was born here last year and then went to a friend’s farm to help them keep their kudzu problem in check. We’re calling him RJ (Rudy Jr.). He looks just like his daddy, who we miss.
22 Jul 2012 1 Comment
20 Jul 2012 5 Comments
Cherokee purple tomatoes, Duke’s mayonnaise, iceberg lettuce and Benton’s bacon on toast. The ultimate BLT. If you haven’t discovered Benton’s bacon, there are no words…. http://bentonscountryhams2.com
19 Jul 2012 1 Comment