Perfect Moments from the Homestead

     Good day Homestead fans,

     I have always wanted my blogs to be real and down to earth.  There is no sugar coating why I’ve been a little absent lately, my sweet father in law passed away and we’ve all been dealing with that.  After being away on a desert vacation for five days, we came home and had to take care of hospitals and his passing. I’m one of those lucky gals who is so very blessed to have what I call the very best mother and father in law.  I love them and they love me, it’s also nice that they have known my family and husband for many years since my brother and husband have been friends since grade school.  Yep truly blessed and have a sweet mom in law who I feel is more my mom than an in law 🥰

     It’s turned a bit more fall like here and that’s fine. Although we’ve had some hot days still, the nights are cooler as are the mornings.  We’re still harvesting delicious tomatoes and a couple different types of peppers and STILL waiting on our brussel sprouts, wow are they ever slow!!!  Hopefully any frost will stay away til we’ve harvested everything, but if not, well then the covering of plants will begin.  As always, our zucchini are growing wild!! Each year I plant only one plant and oh my do we get zucchini like you wouldn’t believe!  I’ve started preparing some to keep all winter, it’s really nice to enjoy fresh garden goodies in the dead of winter!

     I have to admit that I totally forgot to order my fresh pears and peaches this year, so no canning of that…bad me!  I will be putting up fresh garlic though.  Garlic growing is huge here and there are so many different varieties.  I myself haven’t grown my own since we always have so much given to us by local growers.  Which brings me to this, if any of you can suggest a faster and better way of peeling garlic…I’m all ears…well eyes!!!  I’ve tried those silicone tubes, the two bowl method etc and nothing works great.  So far the “best” I come up with is just peeling the bulb apart and hitting the cloves with a knife.  Extremely time consuming when you’re looking at a huge sack of garlic 😕

     The chickens have all been in their molt and oh my what a funny looking lot some of them are😲  Why I looked at Roxanne the other day and thought, wow when did we get turkey buzzards!!! While the egg production with molting chickens drops quite a bit during this time, I’m still lucky enough to be getting some, of course my youngsters are now all laying so that’s a big help.  Great excuse for having to always get new chicks too!! Jus sayin’.  But I have my faithful egg customers who like their fresh eggs and of course we like to have our supply as well, so I’ll be glad when the mold is over.  Of course at this time the run and coop and even around the yard looks like there’s been pillow fights going on, but it’s all good and soon the girls and oh yeah….Ricky too shall be sporting the latest in chicken coat fashions!!

Enjoy the photos from the last couple of weeks

 

      As always…keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’re up to!  If you enjoyed this post, please follow, share with others who you think would enjoy or benefit from it and sign up so you don’t miss a thing and also for my weekly newsletter.    Have an Outstanding Day!

  ~Cindy~

 

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