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Sep 12, 2011

Busy End Of Summer

This time of year is alwasy busy for me- back to school, still lots of yard work, etc. I love the fresh produce though- fresh tomatoes we grew, buying organic local basil and lemon cukes- yummy! Drizzled with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt-

A great little side dish with dinner! Wish I could bottle the crunch and aroma.

We've really been suffering from heavy smoke the last week from fires in the mountains blowing south. When it's almost 100 degrees and smoky, it stinks- eyes burning, allergies flaring up, nasty. I'm grateful we haven't had any fires closer to Boise.

Now waiting on my nectarines to finish ripening, hopefully in the next week. Not quite ripe yet, a bit hard and not juicy, but 90% there. Depending on the harvest, I'll slice and freeze some, can some too.

Chickens are pretty much all grown up, the 2 newer hens are about 80% full size, and should start laying in the next month, more or less. I loved having more eggs, for dinners, desserts and selling some to my co-workers.

More later, time for bed!



8 comments:

Candy C. said...

It certainly is a busy time of the year! :)
We had fires earlier this summer, hope they get them out up there soon!

MamaTea said...

The busiest...but the BEST time of year!

Found your blog through Candy (Lazy J Bar C Farm) and realized...hey! Aren't you the person I just swapped dishcloths with?? So happy to find your blog! :)

nancypo said...

Mama, nope, must be someone else!

Kristina said...

Sorry to hear the troubles your area is having with fires. You're going to love having all those eggs.

nancypo said...

Yes, when we had the other 2 laying (they passed away), I was making lots of frittatas, various eggy stuff!

Candy C. said...

Nancy,
Did you see on my blog Tuesday where I awarded you the Liebster Award? I think this link will work.
http://lazyjbarcfarm.blogspot.com/2011/09/liebster-award-received-and-given.html

Candy C. said...

Nope, the link doesn't work but if you go to my blog on Tuesday you will see it! :)

nancypo said...

Thanks a bunch, that made my month :)

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