luncheon

Taking a break

Ok…in this post, I am off my soapbox …. and am more relaxed.

The family was out at the farm yesterday….Marge (missed working you at the market, but am sure you enjoyed a break with your boys) and her boys (wonder dogs Ben and Jet), Mom, and Dad with their brood (Franklin and Flo-Jo). We had a lovely lunch mixed with a little work (cutting seed potatoes, weeding and gathering up of equipment).

The weather was GLORIOUS. Again, it is hard to believe it is August when it feels so much like fall! I just cannot recall weather like this before. Such a strange summer.

Anyway, a flurry of preparations are underway for fall plantings. Radishes were direct seeded and a mixture of kales went in the ground. The last plantings of beans and corn were done. With two back-to-back days of sun, I was able to till several rows that will be the new home of fall plantings (transplants to go in this week). It was relaxing and hectic all at once!

Sometimes, though, the body has just had enough. Done. Tired. Kaput. Here is where I ended up:

Gimmeabreak

Gimmeabreak

Here is who kept me company.

Chilled

Chilled

Then….

Whaaa?

Whaaa?

Franklin moved….then….

Wait, Franklin wait!

Wait, Franklin wait!

GONE!

And many laps around the pasture. Then….

Crashed - after his 205th "breakin' bad" laps around the pasture

Crashed – after his 205th “breakin’ bad” laps around the pasture

Flo-Jo was curled up under my armpit.

Then….

Ahhhh

Ahhhh

 

 

Sunday luncheon with family

We had a wonderful Sunday afternoon with family and our four-legged friends. Despite a pattern of wicked midday thunderstorms (yesterday, we lost power and all of the corn was flattened), we enjoyed some delicious food, wine and cheer. Good wine paired with delicious cheese and crackers were our start.

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Here are some fresh goodies from the garden that were used to make raw beet salad (chioggia, red ace, bulls blood and golden beets) and were added to the zesty vinegar coleslaw (atomic red, purple dragon, yellow pak, sugarsnax and imperator carrots) to go with fresh sliced cucumbers in fresh dill with diced garden onions, steamed beet greens, BBQ beef back ribs, grilled thick cut pork chops, all chased with luscious ripe peaches and homemade tapioca pudding that Marge made. Mmmm good. I will be posting the BBQ rib recipe soon.

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