12 February, 2014

Too Hot in the Kitchen!

The days have been long and hot and this heat just sucks the energy out of me. My garden has been producing really well and I'm dragging buckets of veggies into the kitchen to pickle, bottle, freeze, cook and just eat. There have been days where I've lacked that energy to even go out to pick my veggies and you know what a zucchini can do in a couple of days when it is over due to be picked, I've had to wheel the wheel barrow in to get my veg back to the house.

Well today I been in and out of the kitchen all day only because of the heat but today I have bottled sweet pickles, bottled pickled cucumbers, made a batch of kombucha ( my very first, so excited) cooked a huge pot of dog food, grated and froze kilos of zucchinis, prepared a loaf of sour dough and finished drying the chillies. It won't be long and I will be up to my elbows in tomatoes and making pasta sauces, drying and preserving tomatoes.

On a different note I have a farmer coming around in a day or so to but down one of my goats, she is fairly old but her legs seem to have given way and she is unable to stand now. I live about 50kms from my town and the cost for a vet to come out is like $200 ( just for travelling) so unfortunately my next best option is for a trained farmer to put her down.

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Farewell "Buddy Surprise"

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"