We have been blessed to gather two truckloads of leaves for the garden beds, and for the goats. In addition we have gathered 3 large bins of pecans. A friend of Bill's connected us with the owners of a small grove of pecan trees. For some reason they have not been able to sell the pecans or even rake up the grove. The kids and I have spent the past two Saturdays busy, with great results. We traded eggs for the pecans. I look forward to the leaves adding wonderful nutrients for the garden soil.
My brother, UJ came for a visit Friday and we all had a grand time giving him a tour of the farm, and reviewing all the new critters. He was sent home with duck eggs, chicken eggs, homemade bread, and pecans. I already look forward to another visit.
I am studying the methods of pickling foods and hope to this week begin a batch of dill-pickled eggs. I am firm in the belief that learning the old ways of food storage and preparation is never a bad thing. Post on this will be forthcoming.
Recipes to make your own Bisquick mix, ranch dressing mix, and a potpourri should be soon posted also.
Bill has a new farm hand that he is training. (Click here) Oh and here is the Farm Hand!
This is Blue*(*the name that the vet called him) and a bit of Pepsi.
*update-sorry about the poor quality of photo...two back to back poor photos make me realize not everyone can point and aim!