On the Farm
|It's a little hard to see but the bees love the water feature.|
We continue to be busy in the garden. The garlic, carrot and beet harvests was decent and the onion harvest was fantastic. The eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini are just starting to come on AND we are actually getting a nice harvest of cantaloupe and watermelon! I canned 11 pints of Rotel yesterday but I probably will not get any salsa canned unless I get some peppers.
|Garlic curing before going into storage|
I was able to ferment some salsa! I had to use some tomatoes that a friend gave me to make this batch. Fermented foods have increased digestibility and vitamins. Also, fermented foods promote growth of healthy bacterial flora (probiotics) in your intestines. I also made a good amount of sauerkraut (which is basically fermented cabbage) and some pickles.
|Scalder and plucker for processing meat chickens|