Just wanted to post a quick update on the happenings around here.
Being bombarded by cucumbers right now. After I get to 200 pints of pickles(which will be soon) the rest will be for sale and/or chicken food. This has been our best year to date for cucumbers, grapes, garlic, onions, carrots, quinoa, and corn. Our best year overall since we’ve been here. Tomatoes will consume my time in the coming weeks- sauces, diced, salsa, soup, etc.
Bees have given me quite the education this year. We have 4 colonies right now. I’ve harvested around 100 lbs. of honey and that amount should double in the coming weeks. Notice the sexy squares of raw comb honey on the right in the picture collage above. Looks like we should have some for sale soon! It’s freaking delicious. Speaking of delicious- I’m taste testing my first batch of sweet mead(honey wine) right now.
This lifestyle is a lot of hard work. I am working about 14-16 hours a day just to keep up around here. Canning, dehydrating, harvesting, raising a duckling, caring for bees, splitting firewood, planting second crops, etc…from the time I get up until well after dark. This time of year is crazy for me. I have had no time to blog lately. I promise a “megablog” soon. Probably not as long as the turkey story though, my fingers damn near fell off after that one!
-Tired Farmer Steve