We woke up this morning to more heart break with overnight storms that took out one of my peach trees that was loaded with unripe fruit. We also lost a crabapple tree also with fruit and another huge limb from the maple tree out by the garden. The large brooder that held a mother hen and 14 baby chickens was blown over and this morning she huddled in 2 inches of water struggling to warm her dead chicks. I cried......
Life can be so hard on a farm sometimes. I guess everyday can't be great but sometimes it just seems like we sure could use a break.
But we are all healthy and safe. It may take a week or two to get my old faithful computer back up and running so please be patient. In the meantime I have been canning new potatoes and today I pickled beets. I canned the last of the mustard greens and made 10 jars of strawberry jam. As I struggle to understand the devastation of these storms and the loss of animal lives that we are responsible for we are also thankful for the blessings of the land we farm. We are thankful that the loss of technolgy, although stressful, can be reasonably easily replaced.
So for all of you out there who follow this blog I shall have to take a short vacation from blogging. I shall miss all of you but have plenty to keep me busy until I am back to update everyone on my exploits again.
Stay safe out there and remember us in your prayers.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter