Saturday On The Farm

Saturday on the Farm

It has been such a hot week! We had heat warnings a couple of days this week, with the heat index of 105-110. So needless to say, not much got done outside!

I thought the hens had stopped laying because of the heat. Turns out, they were laying, they were just hiding them in one of the flower gardens!

Crazy hens! They weren’t trying to sit, they were just hiding them.
One of our neighbors stopped by and gave us some corn. A lot of corn!

That’s not even all of it! We had a corn husking party. Our four kids, a nephew and my husband gathered around the table to work. I put on music, and started getting the canning supplies ready. They made pretty quick work of it. Let’s not talk about what the flour looked like when they were done!

We ate corn for 3 meals, I put 30 ears in the freezer, and I canned the rest. I got 22 quarts and 1 pint.

I love my pressure canner!

Thanks to the groundhog for chewing through the vine, we had to eat a cantaloupe.

It was pretty small. It was very pretty inside.

I didn’t try any, I gave mine to the kids. My husband tasted it and said it was good, just not quite ripe. It was ripe enough to eat, but could have used a couple more days. The kids loved it, and didn’t even notice that it wasn’t quite ripe.



There’s another cantaloupe out there, hopefully the groundhog has had it’s fill of cantaloupe vine!

It’s time for the Saturday on the Farm Carnival!

To participate, just write a post about your homestead, farm, farmette, or the tomato plant on your deck. Your cows, goats, chicken, or your favorite kitty cat.
In your post, include a link back to me. Then enter your link below.
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For more gardens, visit Weekend Warriors at It’s a Blog Party. and Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage and Oh, How My Garden Grows at Just Trying to Save Money.

Also visit Saturday Share at Kerri’s Klutter
Tackle it Tuesday at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Also visit Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Day Dreamer.

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  1. Looks good. I will be lucky to get any cantaloupe because my season is so short. Last year didn't work out. But I did a better job hardening off and used a floating row cover, this year, so I'm hopeful.
    You really seem to be able to bang things out quickly. Any secrets you want to share?

  2. I wonder if the hens were just trying to find some place cooler to lay their eggs?? I don't live on a farm, so I have no idea, but it is pretty funny! :) If you get a chance, I'd love if you came and joined our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop. You can join in on the fun at http://www.betweenthelines-kel.com.

    Have a great weekend!
    Kel

  3. Survey Junkie says:

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks for linking with us for Spotlight Saturday & Following. I am now following you back.
    Have a great weekend
    -Staycee
    http://www.sjunkie.com

  4. Gotta friends with sweet corn! I hate the mess of cutting corn off the cob – but I love the end product! It's so worth it!

  5. Great neighbors! I have been considering a pressure canner. Any recommendations?

  6. what an awesome neighbour! i love sweet corn but that sure is a lot of corn!

  7. Jami @An Oregon Cottage says:

    I'm impressed with how much you got done with corn you weren't expecting- it's inspiring how your whole family pitched in and now you've got corn for the whole year!

    Thanks for sharing this at the Tuesday Garden Party!

  8. Oh so much corn! How wonderful! I love this time of year and can't get enough of fresh corn on the cob!

  9. eileeninmd says:

    Wow, that a lot of corn. Eggs, corn and cantelope some of my favorite foods.

  10. "zentmrs said…
    Great neighbors! I have been considering a pressure canner. Any recommendations?"

    The pressure canner that I have now is the only one I've ever owned or used. It's a Presto Pressure Canner & Cooker that I bought last year at Walmart. I have found it very easy to use. I like that it has safety features built in so it can't explode. Explosion was a concern of mine. lol

    Hope that helps!

  11. Great blog… I am now following and looking forward to reading more of your stuff.
    All the best,
    Kim