My daughter sent me a bakers dozen of pint jars and I was out of pints so they are much appreciated. I am down to 4 1/2 dozen of qt jars and will need to keep my eyes open for some more. I will need some for tomatoes, apple pie filling, applesauce and this fall I want to can some chili, stew, split pea soup and some bean soup. I can see now where I for sure will need more jars.
The weather has been really nice the last couple of days with a nice breeze that makes the laundry that I hang out dry really fast. I did sheets this morning and they look so nice blowing in the breeze. I need to go out and add some straw to the chicken coop, pick the tomatoes and peppers. When I was out earlier I took a close at my eggplant and found 5 small eggplants. I have 5 nice zucchini that will be ready when I'm gone but the eggplants take longer and maybe they will be ready at the end of the month. I told my daughter Gina to make sure she harvests the garden when she come over everyday to take care of the chickens. I don't want anything going to waste. She will have free eggs and veggies for taking care of the chickens. I know it is worth more than that but she is kind enough to do it for us. She took care of them last fall when we were gone for 2 weeks. I warned her about the rooster who has gotten really bad at attacking everyone. I guess it is time to send him to someones cooking pot. Ron said last night he found someone to take him but I didn't get any details and will have to ask tonight. When I go in the coop to get the eggs I take the hay fork in with me in case he comes in. Last week one day I didn't take it in and he came in and I kept telling him to stay back and was trying to use the egg basket to protect myself but he pecked me on the hand and left a big bruise. If someone would have been within hearing range they would have wondered what the heck was going on. I kept yelling "Ralph get back, stay back Ralph, don't come near me"; of course it didn't work. NO MORE ROOSTERS, this is our second one we've had to get rid of.
|Peach syrup, white peaches and yellow peaches.|