Monday, July 17, 2006

Chillin'... critter-style -

The four-leggeds are all enjoying the lovely summer weather. We humans are a little less laid back....I got a lesson in pressure canning from neighbor - using the canner he gave us, jars he bought for us, peas he grew, picked and shelled. It was nice to get a helping hand figuring it out. Anything with the potential to blow up in my face, like a pressure canner, creeps me out. So far we've been eating right out of the garden and don't have enough extra to can yet. I don't think we could keep up with much more. A small freezer is next up on the list, so we can hopefully stash fresh stuff there until we have time to process it further.

Looks like our little heifer will be named Stella. But we probably won't have her til closer to September. It's in everyone's best interest to make sure she's weaned as easily as possible. Not to mention the fact that we haven't done our infrastructure upgrades yet. Adding a hot wire ton the fence being the big one.

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