A duck is a duck….

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Waddles the rescue

We have a new rescue on our farm who arrived last night.  Unfortunately he/she is going to be a little bit of work for us until it can survive on it’s own.  You can read the story on my Facebook Page here.

Peaches

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This is our 2nd batch of peaches.  Sometimes it’s very busy trying to fit in the old traditions with today’s world and conveniences.  It’s just as easy to stop at a store and buy your peaches, but there is a feeling that goes along with knowing you had the only hand in making your own things.  That is something you CAN’T buy.

Last night at 9:30 p.m.  I hot processed and canned our last batch of peaches.  It was the night before our first day of school, we also had a duck brought to our home earlier in the evening as it was stranded as a baby and we will nuture it until it’s old enough to fly off.  There were barn chores, hockey practice, dinner to be cooked, and I worked until 4:00.  So it was a full packed evening but when we open that jar of peaches during the winter, it will make it ALL worth while!!

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First batch of peaches we canned

I will share my canning procedure in a different post soon!!

Peppers (Container Gardening)

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The sun gently nourishing the leaves of my pepper plant in the container. 

This picture was taken this morning, 9/4/14.  While I have 3 pots with pepper plants, each pot is only producing one pepper on the plant.  Hopefully they will get a little larger and then they will be cut into strips and frozen to use later in the year!!

This is the first time I have used containers for my pepper plants and I can’t say it was a success with only 3 peppers.  I may have to work on the soil to try it again next year as my grandmother used pots for her peppers also and she has triple the amount on each plant that I have.

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This was one of the peppers on August 15, 2014

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And here is the same pepper today, September 4, 2014