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This and that

Life goes on here on the homestead.  We have been harvesting collards and kale for a couple months now, but yesterday we had our first harvest from our basil plants.


We planted a bunch of basil this year primarily for one reason: fresh pesto is one of the best summer dinners on the planet.  I love it.

4 cups basil, 1 cup Parmesan, 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts, 4 cloves garlic, salt, pepper, all blended in the food processor with enough olive oil drizzled in to make a smooth mix.  Tonight served with fresh tomatoes and sliced spiced peaches with fresh mint leaves.


The battles with the pool pump lead to the instillation of a new motor.


My next possible repair project may have just appeared in the bottom of the glass of ice water I just got from the fridge.

But then again sometimes things do get finished.  Now that the beans are up I finished putting all the lines up on our bean teepee.


Now it’s time to sit back, take a little break and watch the UEFA Champions league final.  I’ll leave you with a photo of a leopard moth that paid us a visit yesterday.


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