This recipe is so magnificent! I found it on Simply Recipes, where I find lots of delicious recipes. I constantly refer to it when in doubt about how to fix something. The flavor combination in this bread is excellent. I hope you try it, especially if you're loaded with zucchini like I am.
A spade 'o spuds!
Do you see my broken spade handle there? The spade is perfectly fine, but it needs the right sized handle to replace the old, broken one. But guess what? The new handles, this size, are hard to come by and they cost more than a brand new garden spade! Do you ever find this as frustrating as I do? It used to be that we would replace handles on everything, and we still do, for the most part, but on occasion, the new shovel is cheaper than the handle.
About the potatoes: I dug a spadeful to check on them and see how they are coming along. Quite a nice bunch of medium sized red spuds. And no scab so far this year! We dined on a nice skillet of fried potatoes this evening along with our green beans with onions and walnuts. So good!
A bowl o' beans!
The green beans are prolific right now. Every few days, I can go pick another bowl of beans that feeds us at least twice. These are the nicest beans I've grown. They are slender and tender and just the way I want my green beans to be. Of course, if I don't stay on top of picking them, they get F A T and tough, which I do not like at all. The variety I'm growing this year are from Renee's Garden Seeds and they are called, Rolande Bush French Filet Beans. They are definitely a "do again" in my garden.
A remuda of horses
On the drive to town last week, I took the short cut on the gravel road. It's 35 miles of winding gravel road and just 10 miles of paved road into town this way. It's the scenic route, for sure. See what I met at one of the car gates? The neighbor's horses all standing together swatting flies. Pretty, aren't they?
A herd of ewes
This morning we moved the ewes to greener pastures. Can you see the green pasture they are going to graze? It's our hay field which is coming back nicely due to some recent rains. We won't hay it again, there's not enough there, but we will graze it this fall. Lucky ewes! It doesn't look like many sheep now since we weaned the ewe lambs off the ewes two days ago. All the sheep got wormed and checked -- poor teeth and poor bags and any other undesirable features were marked. Those ewes will be culled. There are 50 ewe lambs and they just got their tags -- red this year. Each year we put a different color in the ewe lambs ears so we know their age. It won't be long and we'll be turning the bucks into the mature ewes for breeding. Time sure does fly!
Yesterday we bought a box of Colorado peaches. Oh my, but they are juicy and delicious. I had one for my breakfast this morning and this afternoon I made a pie. Such summer goodness all around me. I hope you're enjoying the goodness all around you.