I love living on the farm!! We call this a honey farm but there’s really so much more than just honey. We did pull off a bunch of honey early and there looks like a whole lot more will be coming.
We have been super busy on the farm here lately! It seems like all the produce is coming in at the same time. All of the sweet corn is in the freezer and half of the beets canned. The butcher shop smells of fruit and a ton of Fred’s wine. He has the wedding wine (Apricot) brewing for Clayton and Angelica’s wedding and is going to start the elderberry, grape and plum wine next, some for the wedding celebration and a whole bunch for us and our friends. The butcher shop is full, and I mean FULL of different wines brewing. Holy Cow!!!!!
I fried and froze 18 eggplants for winter Eggplant Parmesan! It’s my favorite food in the world. There are many more still growing in the garden. The bees make a big difference here and have pollinated like crazy. We actually froze two butcher shop lugs full of peppers!!! There are 30 quarts of green beans put up so far and they slowly produce over and over again.
The potato crop this is year is huge! I have never seen such large taters and they are delicious and very, very early. They have been ready for a month and Fred would like them three times a day, as usual. Fresh, organic, home grown food is well worth the work.
September will bring even more farm work but it is a very good feeling knowing that our work will last all winter and spring long. We’ll be eating healthy, chemical free foods that are already paid for. In case you haven’t noticed, prices are getting higher in the grocery store. I keep telling myself, one thing at a time because otherwise, this produce that has to be put up can be very overwhelming!!
And now this update is late. We have company for a week and have lots of help and great fun. More produce has been harvested and put away thanks to our helpers from South Carolina. Looking forward to the barn dance tomorrow night at the Fonders. Life is good by golly! But…….not easy.