Uh ok. Gaaah the montrous spiders blocking all the aisles in the tomato hoop house. Their massive webs are like 12 gauge wire, I got clotheslined about 4 times this morning. I read they block UV rays. It’s been too hot in there anyway so the few surviving tomatoes are split and moldy and the plants have dropped their blossoms so it’s over; besides, the mosquitos are HORRIFIC in there because I don’t empty the rain out of the side curtains, and they swarm me the whole time. #denguefever
I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on Saturday and this is what I’ll have:
okra, peppers, onions- red, sweet & cipollini; 3 kinds of basil, parsley, cherry tomatoes, potatoes- Rose Finn Apple fingerlings, German Butterball & Carola; garlic.
Our Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Grassfed Angus beef – hot dogs, beer brats, corned beef and bologna all made from our Angus beef with no added nitrates or nitrites. Ground beef, stew meat, philly steak, cube steak, short ribs, oso bucco, brisket, liver, soup bones, bone-in chuck, sirloin tip roast, eye of round, sirloin steaks, NY Strips, ribeyes, filets, skirt, flank, flat iron.
Sweet potatoes, part deux. We re-planted in mid-July after the deer ate everything from the first planting. We put them near our house this time so we can keep an eye out. Our neighbor, Jenny from Carlea Farms came and helped me plant them.
This is milo (grain sorghum) I’ll use in my chicken feed. Half the field had to be used for the sweet potatoes so I won’t have enough milo to grow out any pigs this year which is super sad. It’s looking so beautiful, I like to just sit there and watch it.
After many weeks of bugging the hell out of Shane, he finally sawed the boards for the bar top for my latest Pinterest obsession to annoy him, a patio bar. Woohoo! Will probably be finished just in time for Christmas! Boo.
So if you’re not buying organic when you’re at the grocery store, or live in the boonies where grocery stores are sad, I hope you make sure you’re checking the bag/box/package for this seal. We don’t have GMO labeling yet but we do have non-GMO labels.
There is a phone app for this, which is a good resource but it’s kind of redundant when you can just look for the logo.
IT’S SUPER IMPORTANT YOU GUYS! Why can’t I be the boss of everyone.
A recipe to try: Crash Hot Potatoes – I made them with German Butterballs. Mmmmm, lots of crispy edges!
See you guys tomorrow!!