Our pole green beans and butter beans with mammoth sunflowers growing in the center of this circular bed. It turned out better than i expected.
Our fig tree was generous this year, i had to work fast before the bees and wasp ate them up. I was able to make a few batches of strawberry fig preserves. By adding a few boxes of strawberry jello to the cooked figs, everyone thinks they are eating strawberry preserves. Another item grown on this small farm that we are able to utilize, and by making this myself, I'm able to control the amount of sugar that's put into our preserves.
Figs are a good source of potassium and calcium
|Some much needed rain brought greenier pastures|
Remember the baby chicks we got at Easter?....... Well, this is whats left...........The whites, turned out to be cornish hens, so those found their way to the dinner table. I had two reds and this black one, which i turned out with the Barred Rocks when they got old enough. One red didn't make it so im left with these two social ladies. They are busy free ranging and chasing crickets and other insects to fortify their diet, which will inturn improve ours.
|Ramsey and Rosey|