It has been an exhausting week here at the Little House! I should have gotten on a post up earlier but I have to be honest with you, I was just plain tired.
Wheat harvest is always hot and this year it seems like its been one of the dirtiest too! Farmer has had more changes of clothes this week than in a while! He said it seemed like all the extra greasy jobs happened this week.
When the rain came this weekend and cut us off from finishing the last wheat field we grabbed the kids and went to a festival before church. Yesterday we picked all the produce from the garden, went up town and played a game Putt Putt golf and then I came home and took a 2 hour nap.
This morning the kids got their goat walking in and a trip to the library. Then we went to town to run errands and meet my dad. He took Luke home with him after work to spend a few days getting spoiled and helping my parents get some projects finished around the house. As I said on Facebook earlier this week, our family is really blessed to have such wonderful grandparents that can pick up the slack when we are in our busy time. My mother in-law has been picking kids up from daycare, feeding them supper and getting them to bed for about 5 days straight. She is a Godsend and a wonderful example of a FarmHer.
We are still waiting for our last wheat field to dry out a bit before we finish up our season but in the meantime that garden I mentioned earlier has been in over drive! So far I have frozen 21 cups of peas, 4 packages of radishes, and 14 cups of green beans. I am currently waiting on my beets to finish boiling and also have about 15 pickles cut up and ready to go.
Gardening is not my first love, as a matter of fact it is kind of an farm garden(Everyone on the farm shares all the produce) and unless I walk over to it I sometimes forget that it is there and needs tending. This year the weeds got a head of me and it’s not really pretty, but it is also still producing plenty to eat!
We currently have a few more peas, lots of pickles, some beets, and the tomatoes and sweet corn are about to start ripening!
What is your favorite treat from the garden? What do you do with it?
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