There are some days that are just so beautiful,
they take your breath away.
Yesterday was another one of those magnificent days.
Temps reached 80... low humidity...
as nearly perfect a day as one could imagine!
What would you do on such a gorgeous day?
Me, I'd take my tractor out for a spin, of course!
Actually, with the hay off of the hayfield (and no, it was not good enough to use as feed)...
it was time to spread the aged compost pile.
And so, with Jim on our "Tin Lizzy" 1953 Ford tractor...
and me on the "Deere John" with the bucket...
we scooped up and spread all of that manure/compost.
Of course, the nosey chickens had to see...
what all of the fuss was about!
When we finished, I headed to the garden to pull some veggies for dinner.
I had thawed one of our "Amish" chickens and cooked it down for soup.
To the broth I added our carrots, celery, onions....herbs, white beans and orzo
for a hearty soup.
I stopped at the pigpen to share the tiniest carrots with Ginger...
and once again we discussed the value of chewing with one's mouth closed!
(For what it's worth.)
And lastly...you know my sense of humor is warped...
(You've been warned.)
Do you know what this is called?
"Carrotage á trois!" of course.
I love how carrots grow in all sorts of wonky configurations.
Would you like to see the pesticide we use in our orchard?
Guineas on patrol...gobbling up every bug they come across!
And with that I bid you farewell for this week!
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
I will be back with a post on Labor Day (Monday).
Until then.... be well, be happy!