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September 26, 2014

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- I picked the last of the peppers and a few little misshapen tomatoes, and called it quits for the main garden. On the next cool day I'll pull the plants and begin getting the garden ready for winter.

-- The herb garden is still going though. I'm letting several plants go to seed so that I can collect them for next year. I've dried another batch of basil leaves and am now air-drying calendula flowers.

Air drying calendula petals

-- My buck Phantom is incredibly anxious to get in the pen with the does. I'd like to wait another week, or even two weeks, before I open the gate and let him in with them.

-- Our neighbor's cows have been in the hayfield again. That black-and-white-spotted Holstein heifer with them is a dead giveaway; everyone else has black Angus. I called our neighbor, who came over later that day and said he'd spent the morning working on fences and hoped his cows would stay put for the winter. I hope they will too.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!


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  1. Seems like summer is winding down there for you. I do hope no more cows escape to places they should not be.


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