8 Tons of Hay
We are still dealing with severe thunderstorms on a daily basis. Compared to the folks in the midwest, we have nothing to complain about but the storms are making it impossible for the farmers to make hay in the southern part of the state. It's sad to see the hay going to seed in the fields. With the heavy rains the hay is lodging and that makes it even harder. 100 miles north of us they are in just enough of a different weather pattern where they have had four or five days straight without rain and are making hay, mostly the big round bales. We drove north on Thursday and brought home four. 227 miles round trip. A long day for sure but we really needed the hay. We met a nice farm family and they make great hay. We are going back next week for a load similar to the one in the photo that we hauled last November. We will pick up 32 bales which will last us about 4 months. Hopefully by then the farmer we normally buy from 20 miles from us will have hay. If not, we know we can go North and get another load.
Hand felted goats milk soap
Friday is Farmer's Market and we will be open on the 4th of July ~ We are expecting many more people as most have the day off for the holiday. I make this felted goats milk soap and sold out at the market last friday. I made a few bars tonight after dinner and hopefully will have a good amount ready for friday. I'm really enjoying my friday mornings in the park and am getting to know my neighbors that I haven't met in all the years we have lived here.Easter Egg Radishes
The gardens are doing well inspite of all the rain. These easter egg radishes are delicious. Not too hot and spicy, but just enough zip to them. We are harvesting lettuces and greens and cabbages. Love that fresh coleslaw. I will take produce to the market for the first time this week.
Today I added winter savory to my herb garden. I'm not familiar with it other than what I've read. It's a perennial in our area and they tell me it's wonderful in soups, stuffings, herbal vinegars, cheeses, etc. It will be fun to harvest it and experiment with it. Anyone grow this?