Monday, August 2, 2021

Carrot Seeds & Mean Girls



 The start of another week. We got a couple small rains in the last couple days so everything garden wise is happy. It is still hot and sticky and just a few degrees cooler makes a huge difference sometimes. I gathered carrot seeds before the rains and put them in brown paper sacks to dry. I now have enough Danvers carrot seeds to plant about a bajillion acres.  I will let them dry for a couple weeks more in the bags and then separate them out. More seeds for the freezer. I tell you as hard as it is to find seeds for some things I am thankful for my habit of saving seeds over the last few decades. They have come in handy. 


We also have been having some unrest in the chicken yard. We ordered the last chickens through Tractor Supply and the hatchery shipped them directly to us. We ordered a 10 pack of brown egg layers. While we have been happy with the chickens the yellow and white hen pictured above was not a good breed for us. Out of the 10 we had four of these and they are just hateful. So with a hen with baby chicks and a duck hen trying to set we did not need hens that do not play well with others. So you know what happens to the mean girls. They go into mason jars and become soup/dumplings and anything else I am in the mood for.  We have plenty of eggs and maybe will keep any chicks that end up being hens. Let this be a lesson to any mean girls on here. Lol

Anyway we are looking forward to a busy but laid back week. The purple hulls are really close but we are taking a little time to catch up on some weeding and mowing for a couple days. The green beans are blooming again too. I pulled up 2 zucchini and a squash. They were starting to look ratty and slow down in production. We also have lots of stuff back there collecting and need to start another couple compost piles cooking with it. 

I go to the doctor next week and possibly have surgery so I need to wrap up as much as possible this week before my appointment next Tuesday. Never any rest for the wicked!

Everyone have a safe week and stay cool. 

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter

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11 comments:

  1. I had to laugh at your solution for the "mean girls". You sure don't need them to reek havoc with your other girls. Sending prayers for you when you see the doctor, if you do need surgery that all goes well and you recover quickly.

    Darlene

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  2. Hahaha about the mean girls! We had chickens when I was little, and I remember there was a mean one in the bunch. They were especially mean to our ducks!

    By the way, I made the beef zucchini cheese casserole you posted a link for a few days ago. It is so tasty! It's almost like lasagna without the noodles. Thanks so much!

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    1. We especially enjoyed it as well. As long as I have zucchini coming in it will probably stay in the dinner rotation a time or two a month. I am always looking for recipes for those crops that are particularly plentiful

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  3. Best of luck with the surgery, if needed... I am enjoying your updates.

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes Dr. Alice. It is supposed to be minor surgery to remove a portacath in my chest. I may have some soreness for a few days but hoping that is it.

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  4. My parents had a mean rooster who would always chase the grandkids. We went to her house for lunch one day and she served rooster salad. ­čśé

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    1. That is absolutely the best solution for a mean rooster!

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  6. Looking at your picture of carrot seeds, I can see that what I thought was carrot, is probably Queen Anne's Lace after all. It came up where I'd had carrots the season before, and I thought I got lucky …. but no. Thanks for posting that pic!

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    1. You are welcome! They look very similar and are in the same family I think?

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