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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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The goings on

Well life continues here on the Snuggly Ducking homestead.  In the last few weeks we worked on pulling out the summer vegetables, only leaving a nice basil plant for some future pesto.

We tried to bring the goats over and let them munch away before we pulled everything out, but all they wanted to eat were the blueberry bushes. So instead we tried tying them to a couple trees at a different part of the yard and kept an eye on them.

I’ve started the process of chopping firewood for the coming winter.

There’s a lot more to go I know, but this is the one chore out of all of them that always makes my body feel old. The aches and pains make standing at a pharmacy counter the next day an ibuprofen-filled one.

River the cat continues to be a great help with all the chores.

I’ll leave you today internet peeps with a tee shirt I created which can be bought on tee-spring at Homestead-life

Have a great week.