I Love Summer, Part II

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

Roasted Peppers With Goat Cheese and Basil

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We grew Alma Paprika peppers specifically for this recipe. Any thick skinned cherry pepper would do nicely.  I cut off the top and scooped out the seeds, then placed them in a baking pan.  I lined the inside of each pepper with a large fresh basil leaf then filled it with goat cheese.  I’ve also tried this with a chunk of parmesean and some fresh marjoram.   Drizzle the peppers with olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper.  They get baked at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.  They are creamy and just plain yummy both warm from the oven and cold from the fridge (if you have any leftovers!).

Fast… Like A Marsupial

Jack flies by on his way to round up our sheep during training.  Watching him accelerate is amazing.  He enjoys working very much.  Every border collie should have a few sheep to boss around!

Why We Have No Fruit

Deer in our orchard.  A mom and two fawns, there are lots more running around here.  Our fishing line fence keeps them out of our garden, we may need to expand it up the hill.  At least they’re cute…

Second Honey Harvest

Our bees have been busy!  We just harvested 150 pounds of honey exactly one month after our first harvest.  It took us 9 hours, I’m still tired…  It’s a good thing because we are sold out of our first batch.  At this rate, we may get another harvest yet this summer.  We think this batch tastes even better than the last.  Our sourwood trees haven’t had much bloom this year so it doesn’t have the distinctive sour taste that lots of folks are looking for.  That’s OK by us, we’re harvesting what we enjoy!

I Love Summer

Just sayin’.

Beauties In Wool

Just sharing some of my treasures.  I’m responsible for none of these, they’ve been sent to me over the years in Craftster swaps by some really talented artists.  That’s Jenna at #13, Beatrice at #18 and Bindi at #19.  Those cubbies are 5″ by 5″, to give you some size perspective.  How lucky am I?

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