Saturday, August 30, 2008

putting food by

havent blogged in a few..mainly because i started cutting firewood the last few days-off.
made me sore as hell, cut up two truckloads over tues and wed. saw needs cleaning and adjusting after last season..especially after the way i stored it with gas in the tank and oily and such.... anyways feels good, also makes the property look a lot better. some pictures of my ever-growing and then annually shrinking wood-pile to come soon.

also tomorrow cucumber pickling blog #2! stay posted..also the great book my aunt Marge got us as an awesome gift! endless source of knowledge and def classic.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


more yellow squash, lemon cucumbers, more green beans everyday. Also our first real jalapeno harvest. Salsa tonight plus a couple of grilled chicken legs. mmm

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

more chicken pictures!

While the landlady is in NYC for the week, we are looking after the property and the chickens as well. Fed them yesterday and took a bunch of photos. The one for-sure rooster is in a few of these pics. They got a totally unripe watermelon and some basil and burrito leftovers. needless to say they were stoked. Garden is loving the cooler temps and scattered rain-showers today and yesterday. Harvested some peas, beans, jalapenos and squash. Also sunflowers are flowering! pics of those for sure.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

tuesday afternoon off

throwin' down hard


Monday, August 11, 2008

Rainy Day Pizza

male corn flowers with the foothills of the Great Rocky Mountains in the background.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A trip to the alpaca ranch for manure, a good day off, chillin' at the house

Early, our day started with a trip to historic Lamy, NM for some fine, aged alpaca manure.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

squash galore

dinner with some onion, garlic and cheese from the farmer's market.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

fruiting and dogs

harvest basket

day trip to o'keefe country, trip to the market, and a lesson in home-canning

At the farmer's market we got a bunch of cucumbers for four dollars and some of Tom's good good garlic. Also got some fresh dill. We really wanted to prepare to preserve before it's too late. Seeing as we already have watermelons, tomatillos, peppers, now the cucumbers are growing little cukes too. Corn has it's female flowers also now!!!