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August 29, 2014

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- This is the last week of August - summer has just flown by - and the end of National Goat Cheese Month, but I'll have a bonus cheese post on Monday, September 1st.

-- Tomorrow I'll be participating in the Great Zucchini Blog Hop, a fun one-week-only hop focusing on that super-prolific summer squash. Please stop by over the weekend and link up your posts on how to use, how to cook, and how to grow zucchini. Share your favorite recipe, your favorite growing tips, or maybe even a favorite memory. Spread the word!

-- This is the first year I've grown paste tomatoes. They are determinate plants, and evidently they have reached the end of their growing season. The tomatoes left on the withered plants are slowly ripening and that's all I'll get now. I've learned that they need more calcium than other tomato plants, so in the future I'll need to treat with ground eggshells as a matter of course. I've also learned that to make the amount of tomato sauce and other goodies I want, I'll need to plant more than I did this year.

-- Next week is our county fair. As fair secretary, I can't even begin to tell you how busy I've been recently, and especially this week. Next week I'll be milking goats in the dark at both ends of the day, and letting hubby eat frozen food. I'll be posting as usual next week by using the "schedule ahead" feature, but I will most likely be scarce on Facebook, etc.


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  1. I'll have to check out those Zucchini Recipes. I'm making brownies with zucchini today.
    Have fun at the Fair, I bet you've been busy.

  2. Enjoy the zucchini hop, Ida! I hope you find some new recipes to try.


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