A Busy Week

What a week and thank goodness it was a cool one up until today. The garden is drying up and I’ve been scrambling to save and can as much as possible!

Even in the heat, yellow squash keeps blooming and producing.

I’ve frozen some shredded for squash pie, cubed some for casseroles, and sliced some to saute with onions as a side dish. I’ve given away so many of them and they’re still coming even as dry as it is.

Beautiful carrots canned for soups and stews this winter.
Five heads of cabbage was shredded and in my 10 gallon crock fermenting for sauerkraut.
The green beans are gone but not before we got two garden baskets filled and thankfully someone needed them more than I did.

The dry season has not effected my yellow tomatoes or the plum tomatoes. I canned 16 pints of whole tomatoes and the plum tomatoes are being gathered and waiting to be processed into tomato sauce later this week.

Mr. Stripey tomatoes will sure taste good in all kinds of dishes this winter.

That sums up the gardening portion of the week and I’m so tired I honestly can’t remember what else we did but it had a lot to do with farming, cattle and family!! See you next time!!!

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

6 thoughts on “A Busy Week”

    1. I’m afraid the hills are mostly golden brown now here on the farm but most of Virginia is worse than we are. Our hayfields got a touch of moisture right after they were cut in early July and at the moment they are green but no rain in sight.

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      1. Oh dear. So sorry to hear this. I know it’s like this for farmers out in the west in Canada, not to mention the terrible forest fires. I hope things improve very soon.

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  1. Oh, I miss the garden SO much. It is already overrun with bramble and weeds, after only one season of neglect. There was no canning last year, since all the produce was consumed by neighbors.

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