Monthly Archives: August 2014


Hi All, I have some sad news. Nimbus went missing yesterday and has not returned. This is her second night away from the coop and I’m guessing that she is gone from us for good. She has been straying into … Continue reading

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Life on the Back Yard Farm

My lovely and talented farming female friends shared with me some of their green beans. These became the first frozen batch I put aside. I tried out blanching for the first time. Slowly accumulating (non sprayed) wild blackberries and freezing … Continue reading

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My Early August Garden

There are many green tomatoes in my garden these days. August and September will see them brought in.     The mustard greens are growing strongly. As are the pole beans. Here you can see the pea vines drying next … Continue reading

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Dill Pickles

Today my hubby, the little one and I took a trip to a close by local farm and farm stand. I got two flats of pickling cukes, a flat of blueberries, four bundles of dill, and a few other fresh … Continue reading

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