Saturday On The Farm

Saturday on the Farm

Phew! It’s been another hot week! We have to plant the fall crops in the next week, whether it’s hot or not. I’m hoping for not! We’ll plant more green beans (a different kind then we planted in the spring) lettuces, and spinach. Those are the must plants. We’ll see what else we can plant if we have time. Where we live in southern Kentucky, we can get two crops in of some plants.

This week, I canned squash and onions. I got 5 quarts of yellow squash and 1 pint of small onions. I’ve never canned onions before. These little onions from our garden just screamed creamed onions to me, so I wanted to save them for Thanksgiving.  I also dehydrated more squash.

I sent one of my daughters out to get green beans for supper Thursday night, and this is what she came in with:

These are greasy beans. This is the first year we have grown them. They are not our favorite. We will save some seeds, though.

I went out this morning to take pictures of the apples, and found this butterfly:

He tried to run away from us, but since my husband was chasing him around to take his picture, he gave it up and posed for us. lol The orange is much brighter in person. It really stands out against the black. I’ve never seen one like this before. Very beautiful.

Now on to the apple trees. My husband transplanted these trees from up on the hill. We have no idea what kind they are. They are not a sweet apple, though. They are better suited for canning and cooking, then eating fresh. In this picture, you can see the raspberries on their fence behind the trees.And our driveway going up to the road. Yes, we are lower than the road. We are not the lowest point on our road, though, so we don’t have any problem with flooding.

Last year was the first year we had apples on some of these trees. We have a lot more this year.

Here’s another group:

They are not very pretty, though, are they? That’s because they have two different fungi on them.
Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck. The black smudges are the Sooty Block, and the specks are the Fly Speck.

These fungi will wash off the apple (or you can peel them), and they are still good for eating fresh and using in cooking or canning.

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

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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.

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  1. Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews says:

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  2. Oh, I love where you live….so peaceful, but looks like a lot of rewarding work!!!

  3. We have only one apple tree but it is huge. It is 20 years old and give us wonderful apples and great shade too. We have othre fruit trees as well in our yard. I have never canned before, I tend to freeze all of our homegown veggies. One day I think I will strat. Freezing works pretty well for me though.

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