One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Garden Bounty Begins ~ Summer Heat




Today I picked a bowl full of organic green and wax beans, a bowl of red potatoes, a few small heads of broccoli, and about 3 kohlrabi - all for dinner.

The cucumbers are starting to come in and so are my straight neck yellow squash and zucchini.  I see some roma tomato plants, and all of my pepper plants producing too.


It's in the 90's again here, and thunderstorms are brewing again.  I'm praying the winds are low, and the barns hold together.  We do need the rain.  The garden is a bit dry today.


We are still getting about 2 quarts of goat's milk a day, and will have more when the buckling is weaned.  I am enjoying the raw milk, and especially not having to take a load of plastic milk jugs to the recycling center. 
 

5 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Everything from your garden looks so good.
I'm thinking next year (as this is our second year of gardening) we'll plant more.
We haven't been successful with beans or corn. The Broccoli did well over the winter as did the Brussels Sprouts.
Hope you have good showers, low winds...and lots of milk!

Take care, Pat

nancy said...

Yummy!

Candy C. said...

Your produce is beautiful! I do have some peppers but that is about it so far.
We just got back from the 4th of July parade in town and it poured on us, very unusual for this time of year, it normally rains in the afternoon. Hope ya'll get some nice gentle showers! :)

EMMA said...

We almost got the same 'harvest' from our garden today - potatoes and broccoli, but our beans are nowhere near ready to eat.
Do you make yoghurt with the goat milk? I'm trying to use mainly local products but no-one around here has dairy cows. However my neighbour has lots of goats so I wanted to give yoghurt a try.

Kristina said...

Emma, I have not yet made yogurt from the goat's milk. I hope to have enough to try it this year.