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July 24, 2015

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

It's been horribly hot and humid. I work outside as long as I can in the mornings but for the next six weeks or so, the hottest weeks of summer, I can't accomplish much more than the necessary things outdoors.

I'm more productive indoors right now, and I'm thankful for the air conditioning that makes it possible. I've finished canning the peaches, and now I'm working on the plums that I'd stuck temporarily in the freezer.

The heat is making the pigs uncomfortable, so every afternoon I turn on the hose and run a mister for them. They enjoy standing in the cool spray; the largest female stands underneath and catches falling drops of water in her open mouth. Then they snuggle down in the mud to nap in the shade.

This week's posts were:

How to use homestead produce to make a frosty drink for hot summer days
- but they're good in the winter too! 


My Friday Find:

I made some of this delicious Double Chocolate Coconut Granola - wonderful stuff! Since I didn't have any maple syrup on hand I used raw honey instead. I chopped the almonds too small, slicing them would have been better - and I baked it a few minutes too long, so check yours near the end to avoid overcooking. But it's still good!


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  1. How cute your Miss Piggy sounds :-) I can picture her getting her drops of water from the mister. Thank you for taking such good care of them. Happy pigs!
    I am going to try that double chocolate granola, yum!
    Have a blessed weekend.

  2. The granola is really good, Mary! I hope you have a good weekend; stay cool.


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