such a busy day.....not sure where to begin.
....to start.. not posted on last Saturday's high desert home garden blog****************** many pictures of squash blanching, cold ice bath and individual quick freezing then vacuum sealing and put into deep freeze
Sunday harvest of many many lemon cucumbers...all organic!!!homegrown...started from seeds. nothing is more rewarding than a bite of that...six and a half pints of pickles....tomorrow we are gonna buy cases of mason jars...everything from half pint jam jars to half gallon jars for pickled cucumbers....also tomorrow we go to get the freezer and start filling it up for the long winter...
along with my firewood I am seriously preparing for the worst cold...if we just burn more wood
. we could keep our electric bill around fifty dollars a month instead of last winter using heat baseboards spiked our bills to a hundred dollars...more work for me but possible savings of three hundred dollars..that could be a week off work!!
becke really really wants a rock polisher as we were hunting for cool looking rocks earlier today after our waffle/ coffee breakfast.
outdoor firewood workshop
new new new
sapling hopefully survives to grow tall
firewood thus far...i estimate it would turn out to be a cord and a half after being bucked, chopped and stacked.
look at the larger red hummingbird feeder closely
look closely...hummingbird.small green ones that whizz by your head...
tella is sleeping......Dave's BBQ table-extension fixed...dogs chillin' and some watermelon growth.
the whole property looks better each day more dead brush is cleared ...i have cleared most of the hill-side off our road...however I left many larger branches to hold back the top-soil from heavy monsoon rains...which seems could branch another arroyo right on our beloved fire-pit. not good..always a solution...always be prepared.
finally got around to cutting my log bench idea...seen at many primitive campgrounds over the years...finally have made one...at least one or two more to go before T-Day. 2009 epic.
very large trees ..probably ponderosa pines that got eaten by bark beetles.. branches are the size of most the larger trees on the property.... luckily i have my awesome neighbor to use his backhoe to move all these dead trees to one accessible location ...plus i have been able to drive the truck down past the fire-pit area to where the arroyo got steep and sandy....now it is flattened out by a small dam of branches and uprooted prickly-pear cactus.
so moving up from the back burner is the horse-shoe pit. with abundant amounts of sand, boards or logs to border the pit...thanksgiving will be off the chain this year. just three of so weeks after harvest..can't hardly wait.
becke's awesome photography..and a gorgeous sunset..not rare in northern new mexico
we roasted five ears of corn (all with worms) haha.... jalapeno, garlic and tomatillo salsa..altogether a very booked day off.
cutting the kernels off of the cobs of sweet corn...so tasty...tomatillos and jalapenos freezing
after being roasted...also roasted five or six green chiles.
FOODSAVER VACUUM SEALER SYSTEM *in action