Our autumn-like weather has continued right through the weekend.
I am told, however, that we are returning to summer later this week.
For now, though, I am enjoying the cool nights...
great sleeping weather!
Friday's hay making was a big success.
With the help of friends and neighbors,
were able to stow another 220 bales of homegrown hay into our barn
for the coming winter.
it is great to have our own hay to feed our animals.
We get such satisfaction from that!
It seems that life, right now, is all about vegetables!
We picked about 30 lbs of tomatoes over the weekend,
and I turned them into 11 pints of. pizza sauce.
We also processed another batch of hot peppers,
and froze corn.
Today I will be roasting our pumpkins and freezing the flesh for pies and goodies this winter.
I have started to use some of our harvest for superfood smoothies.
Yesterday morning's farm breakfast included a homegrown blueberry/kale smoothie,
as well as our own eggs and veggies made into a Southwestern omelet.
There's nothing better than knowing exactly where your food comes from,
except perhaps having grown it all yourself!
Seriously...try it. Start small. You'll be hooked!
We also had watermelon/cucumber/spinach smoothies for dinner last night...
two servings of vegetable, and two servings of fruit in one drink!
(low calorie, and very healthy!)
(I forgot to take a picture of that one....it was green!!)
We aren't the only ones who are enjoying our veggies right now, though...
Ginger and MaryAnn are hooked on carrots!
The chickens love this time of year,
as they benefit from tasty treats like organic corn cobs and watermelon rind
and split tomatoes.
As for the donkeys...
they could care less about vegetables.
They'd rather have a good scratch than just about anything!
PS: Our honey harvest got pushed back to this Thursday.
We will share pictures of that adventure on Friday.