On this saturday morning I reflect back on my busy week. We found a great sale in town on carrots for $1.98 for 5 pounds. We have a hard time growing carrots here in The Holler. We have a great deal of clay and rock in our soil making it very heavy. Although many years we have grown carrots it is one of those crops that require a great deal of soil ammendment. So for that price we bought 20 pounds as a start to put in jars. That filled 27 pint jars. I would also like to dehydrate some for soups and stews next week so I think I will go back and get another 20 pounds.
O Wise One has spent the week cleaning up around the farm. We have had some small honey locust trees to sprout in an old fence row so he spent the week cutting the tops off and burning them and spraying the stumps with stump killer. This tree can be very invasive if let go and they have horrible thorns that are really hard on the tires of farm equipment so we try to stay on top of them. He has also been burning out some stumps. And spot spraying for wild garlic in the hay field. It makes the hay taste like garlic which you don't want. If you fed that hay to a milk cow it would make the milk taste like garlic. Upkeep is a never ending job when you own acreage!