Its been busy here on the farm and like the rest of the year, I am behind.. I have been behind on so many things.. my poor little farm.. its looking very ragged at the moment.. the plants that did not get pulled, trimmed or grazed (by the normal tied out horse’s) are all massive and drooping with seed waiting to spread those different weeds.. I have walking paths and a few tiny select area’s that have been mowed..
Even my gardens are so dearly in need of weeding and such but my focus for the energy I have is split between food processing, a combo of drying food and herbs and plants, canning sauces, soups and stews, small livestock butchering and processing in, including making bone broth, rendering fats, and canning or freezing fruits.
and the house.. just trying to keep up on the house, the soap making, the Tupperware and the Chaga sale line.. I am keeping up on the Tupperware sales and getting the items out to the folks ordering.. When I signed up for tupperware to save a massive amount of money on switching my freezers over from single use plastic’s to a product that has a lifetime (40 years if used properly) plastic. (yes I was still not happy that its plastic but you have to pick your battles).. and I put up the first little sale on facebook and such..
I didn’t think I would get many sales but I thought.. why not share.. turns out I am not the only one searching for well built, lasts forever items and just as important, meets a number of needs.. Sales have been steady and it take me time to learn how to do things and do the back work on orders and delivery’s and so forth.
The Wholesale Soap loaf sales have also been steady and that takes a good amount of time as well to do it properly and well..
I ordered in a new sleeping pillow to help try and make my lower back feel better, and so far so good.. I don’t like the feel of it under my ear and its hot to me.. but O the relief on my back is there, the support is there and I woke up early and with a great reduction of pain.. That allow makes it worth it!
We harvested all the potato’s from the bean teepee over a few weeks, as fresh eating potato’s and the very poor kitchen garden plot 15 potato patch was full dug out this past week and only gave us around 30 pounds of spuds.. not good at all.. but better then nothing.. I do have great hopes for the good potato patches, despite the bug picking off.
The main bean teepee plants are done.. Its the first year that I planted out beans first, normally I do them in pea’s first and then beans and the beans go to frost.. but this year I planted beans and we picked and picked.. (no seed saving on these this year) and I was sad to see them stop producing in the past 10 days.. maybe due in part to drought?
Thankfully in mid july, I have replaced a new 22 foot row of a nice yellow bean and it just came on line last week, and has a crazy amount of flowers.. so hopeful that it will keep on producing for a good while.
So the rains are late.. other places have gotten the late half of aug hard rains.. but not us.. so the fact that we have light rain last night, today and ideally tomorrow.. boy do we need it.. we have been watching our well like a hawk.. it thankfully has been holding well, its down but holding ok..
Timbit is still with us at the moment.. I have so much support from most folks (thank you again to everyone that has been positive) but I have also had some really nicely truly caring worrying going on by some folks.. I get it and I understand.. but I have also had a few folks that have gone from worried caring right on over to.. WHAT THE BLEEP? did you really just say that..
Its like so many things in life.. I am not sure why people today think they can just blurt things out.. its kind of huh? the good thing about it is that I am chill.. If they had said that in 30’s I would have been a hot raging mess.. now.. I am like.. Whatever! its not your body, your life or your home.. you really get no say in this what so ever.. the only ones who truly have a say is myself and my mate..
I find it the same as many things when you do something out of the norm.. there are those that cheer and those that go.. no you can’t do that.. what is that saying.. those that say you can’t do it, should not try and get in the way of those that ARE IN FACT ALREADY DOING it.. lol
I adore writing but I also need energy to do so.. and now that we are moving this week into the second tri, I am hoping that at least some of the never ending need for sleep will ease a touch and I will have more writing energy!
Everyone have a great day!