I'm sorry to be gone so long! And I certainly appreciate your patience and your continued kind comments in my absence.
We have been keeping plenty busy with our normal daily duties around this small farm, as well as doing a few painting tasks around our home, organizing our food storage area, tending our growing plot, all the while continuing our duties at our off farm job.
There is alot of catch up to share. I hope to begin to start doing that soon. September is going to be the heaviest work month for us here on the farm. With most of the vegetables coming to harvest, processing for winter store will be top priority, as well as getting some final winter preparations done, before the weather turns cold.
Before I close this entry, I thought I'd quickly share with you something we enjoy eating from our garden. The foods we eat are not fancy. They do not come pre-made from the store. Our food is simple. Ingredients are plain, used in their natural form, without chemicals or any genetically modified ingredients. My foremost thought about the food we eat is that it must be nourishing to our bodies.
For a refreshing noon meal at work on this sunny day, I gathered the following from the garden early in the morning: Tomato (7 small cherry size), Red Onion (approximately 1/8 cup), Cucumber (1), Basil (6 leaves), fresh Garlic (1 clove).
I diced everything small, tossed it together into a glass jar, added salt and pepper to taste, put a lid on and let the flavors mingle for at least three hours. I found the longer it sat, the better it tasted.
I enjoyed this straight from the glass jar, scooping it with a spoon, along with a couple slices of raw milk cheese. My husband put this mixture on homemade whole wheat bread with the raw milk cheese.
We feel considerably blessed for the experiences and knowledge this way of life brings. It is alot of hard physical work, especially after putting in a days work in town. Many nights we are totally exhausted. We won't quit! We praise the Lord!
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16 NIV
Have a wonderful day!