I forgot how busy the Spring and Summer time months can be on a farm. Yesterday, our day consisted of butchering and processing some of the meat birds we have raised, picking beans and cucumbers from the garden, making pickles, canning the green beans, making yogurt and cheese and somehow, Emma and I found time for the pool and reading! It should be no surprise that we get up early and go to bed late!
We have been eating lots of very yummy hot peppers and our tomatoes are delicious so far! The green beans are amazing. Emma ate tons of them last night. Thanks to my husband, I am now addicted to all the yummy hot peppers he is growing. My breakfast is now an egg white omelet with a variety of peppers, onions, greens and tomatoes form our own garden. Then I top it off with some homemade salsa with Don’s habanero sauce. Delicious! It’s such a wonderful feeling to know that I can make meals for my family with the ingredients being 100% form our own farm.
We decided to raise our own meat birds (Cornish Cross) and processed some of them last night. The only part that continues to be very difficult for Don and I is the killing part. Luckily, my husband does that part while I hide inside until he is done. We do it as humanely as possible, and I know that if we are going to eat meat, this is the only way to do it. I told Don last night that if I had to do the killing part, I would just be vegetarian again!
Emma got our her loom the other day and decided to make her first potholder. Here she is!
And then she decided that my hair needed to be prettier:
We have lots of fun together!