- We moved to a new house that will accommodate our aging knees and other body parts. This entailed the following:
- Moving our furniture and other belongings
- Building a new chicken pen and moving them
- Building new garden beds
- Down sizing and getting rid of stuff
- Surgery which took a while from which to recover
- A death in the family
- A bobcat got into the chicken pen and decimated our flock. We had to get new chicks this spring. Basically had to start over from scratch.
I hope you can see why I have not posted anything in a good while. I have posted to our Facebook page because I can post comments and pictures easily from my phone.
We no longer attend our farmers' market regularly. However, we were able to grow a lot of veggies for ourselves, family and neighbors. We are still devoted to using organic methods in our garden.
For this post, I have copied some of the pictures and comments from our Facebook page.
Radishes and peas in one of our raised beds:
My new favorite way to freeze peppers is to roast them first. Then slip skins off, de-seed and put in snack bags. I was able to fit 5 of these in a quart storage bag. When bell peppers are called for in a recipe, just open one of the snack bags and use a knife to hack off some and use in the recipe.
Some of the first eggs from our new flock of chickens. The brown ones are from the Australorps, a breed of Australian origin that is solid black. The blue/green one is from an Americauna, an American breed of domestic chicken developed in the United States in the 1970s, and derives from Araucana chickens brought from Chile.