Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Did my evening picking under the watchful eyes of the munching deer -- they were across the field taking in every move --- no amount of yelling, arm waving, swearing and general making a fool of myself got them to move.
I'm sure they moved in for desert when I moved in to load the truck --
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
After the big blow -- went home for dry clothes. It was an inch of rain and it was needed.
So much for a busy productive Tuesday.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
There was a surprise in the patch last night. A large green John Deere combine -- ready to roll. Fall arrives on Monday, so it is time (or was it last Monday?).
New pictures to upload tomorrow. The sole egg has been consumed, perhaps I can find another.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
It was good to come home and check out the garden. Where upon clearing the wind break -- the first thing in my line of vision. That DAMN deer eating the remaining cantaloupe. So I finished up my tour. Went in and cooped up the chickens. "Orange" wouldn't be swooshed in -- so she's an outdoor chicken tonight (she's the egg layer) -- then proceeded to return to the patch and HE WAS BACK EATING.
Tomorrow will try constructing some scarecrows. Little good it will do -- they've ate all of the cantaloupe. Starting in on the pumpkins and butternut squash now.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It's the week of full moon --- so with mild temperatures we should fend off frost 'til the next full moon. That's my only tidbit of the week.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Maybe my friendly deer will find some juicy and tasty weeds to eat in the woods. I must be positive.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Come home from supper (in Mankato -- it was cook's night out) and drove out there to see if the Tracker was up to the challenge. A deer was standing next to it eating.
Next vehicle -- the township gravel truck and/or road grader ---
I'm going to have to sit out there with a gun and some bird shot and keep 'em hopping.
Needless to say I've picked 2 -- yes only 2 cantaloupe from 65 Hills!!!!!
I'm beginning to think I might like deer sausage after all.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Although it rained this evening -- we had a double rainbow and it is not a full moon. Per Dad, the chances for frost are greater during a full moon. And then again, he's been wrong before. I have a lot of weeds -- tall grasses -- might be my saving grace.
Sunrise will tell the tale. If not, well there's next year.
thinking warm thoughts
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Sweet Potato's -- scrubbed and chunked into bite sized pieces.
Rosemary (fresh or dried)
Coat the sweet potato chunks in the olive oil, sprinkle with the rosemary and roast in a 400' oven until tender.
receipe courtesy of Peggy Carlson !
Friday, September 5, 2008
Okay, so this is a less than mature buttercup "sweet mama" to be precise. But I picked an entire bushel of carnivals today for market tomorrow. The rest of them are lagging behind. Just like everything else.
A lot more sunshine and heat is needed to make the squash ripen...although the cool nights are turning the pumpkins orange. Lovely pumpkins in the patch. So time will tell.
Happy Friday Night.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Yes, they are cute -- not so cute when the eat every canteloupe in the patch. In my nightly stroll I found 10 more that had been taste tested by our less than friendly neighborhood deer.
This picture came from Adam's "deer cam" set up at his deer stand. Fat and sassy from all the canteloupe and pumpkin he's been consuming! He's evidently eating well. Unfortunately, he feels the need to sample a bite from each melon, until he finds a tasty one.
At midnight, the coyotes were howling -- they pull melons off the vine and roll them around the farm....evidently "melon bowling" is an olympic sport. This too needs to come to an end!
Monday, September 1, 2008
1lb box of spagetti or angel hair pasta
1 lb browned hamberger
1 egg slightly beaten with a dash of milk
1 jar of Ragu
1 package of mozerella cheese
layer into a 13 x 9 baking dish ....
pour Ragu over the layers
add cheese to the top
cover with foil and bake at 350' until cheese melts and heated thru
remove foil and bake a few minutes longer to brown cheese
(total baking time --- should be just under an hour)
Sometimes we add chopped onion --- mushrooms
it could be anything!
Dig In and Serve!