Sunday, July 24, 2011

Busy Days of Summer

Green beans ready to can.

First picking of green beans from garden 2001 and the flowers my daughter grew.

Morning reading lesson while Mom cans green bean

Round bales of straw all tarpped and safe from the weather.

Well it seems like with the busy days of summer it is flying by all to fast. Since I posted last some things have happened here on the farm so I will update you. We have since done our second cutting of hay and cut our wheat. We have lots of straw tarped and ready for winter use. I picked my first picking of green beans. They are in the canner as I write. Farmers market is going well and keeping me very busy. Been working very hard with the daughter on her reading it just is not easy for her. She is working very hard and beginning to read very well. On a sadder note last week my son lost his beef steer for fair. He does have a back up just not as good. We took it to the vet to have some warts off and he died that night. We really don't know why. So we have a steer to get ready to be fair worthy in only 21 days. Yes we have our work cut out for us but as a family working together we can get it done. It has been very hot here! My dad lives with us and is older therefore he cannot handle the heat so he put 2 air conditioners in for us. Well I have you caught up on what is going on at Hoover Farms so have a great Sunday.


  1. Hello My Friend..nice to hear your doing well! Farming & summer = lot's of work...sorry to hear about the cow..that is a lot to train a cow in such short time..but I know you all will work together and all will come out well...
    keep cool in this aweful summer heat

  2. Hi Rebekah, I just dropped by to say hello. I have begun picking apples in the orchard where I work at and I did my 1st market of the season on Thursday. We will do 4 market days a week and deliver weekly to a local health food store, plus we do lots of business right at the farm. I baked 2 pies this weekend, one to keep - one to give away. I have been blanching and freezing lots of garden beans. I have been taking care of grandson 2 days a week this summer but that will end once school begins. I sure hope to can tomatoes yet this season. It is going to be September in 2 days!!

    Lately, I imagine I might be almost as busy as you! I hope you are having a wonderful day whenever you read this. :)


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