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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 1, 2013 2:13 PM CST
New thread for August.

Heat loving veggies thrive this time of year. Lots of picking to do.

Zucchini!


Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Aug 1, 2013 2:35 PM CST
Present and accounted for. TheSU and I have a milking job that started this morning thru Saturday morning.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Aug 1, 2013 2:47 PM CST
I had a lady come up to me at market and ask me if I knew of any farm sitters. I told her no, but told her I thought it would be a great idea and told her about your milking jobs. She thought it was a great idea too! Now to find someone or start a new business... Hilarious!
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Aug 1, 2013 3:33 PM CST
I would travel, if my way is paid there. ;>) Green Grin!
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Aug 1, 2013 5:35 PM CST
I'll keep that in mind! Hilarious!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 2, 2013 1:37 PM CST
I have been picking tomatoes again!

A tub full of tomatoes. Smiling


I just love the way the veggies are all colorful when I put them together after harvesting.
Squash and lots of tomatoes!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Aug 3, 2013 11:15 AM CST
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Todays veggie harvest looks so pretty. Humm, what should I make out of this? (Tomatoes, yellow squash and eggplant).

This morning I see my fall planted peas are up and I have baby beans formed on my bean towers. I tasted a few even though they are small and so good. They taste like string beans full of flavor. But tender and sweet. These are going to be really good.

Raining slightly this morning but I pulled up three of my squash. Going to replace them with seedlings I have started. Dratted SVB really did these in. In my battles with SVB I find it is best for me to start new seedlings often.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Aug 3, 2013 1:56 PM CST
Veggie dish done. Rita's version of ratatouille. Done in the oven instead of stove top. First picture, veggies cut and sprinkled with olive oil and Italian seasoning. Ready to go in oven. Second picture done. I tasted it and it is very good.


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It is just tomatoes, summer squash and eggplant. But made a tasty combo. :thumbsup:
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 3, 2013 2:28 PM CST
That does look very good indeed!
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Aug 3, 2013 2:40 PM CST
Well, let me see here...................this morning was the last milking in a 5-milking job. Having family reunion here tomorrow, so after we got back from the farm, I hopped on the mower and mowed "The Estate". Looks really nice. The SU and DS#1 are going to wash down the shop floor. I need to run to town and pick up some last minute things.........buns for my BBQ pork loin, cups for drinks, and anything else I don't seem to have. My mom is bringing a bunch of stuff too, so I'm sure it will be fine.

I'll need to find my sheets I use as "tablecloths" on the shop bench and welding cabinet. Take our picnic table up. DS#1 is bringing theirs down in the morning; he said he was going to put the bale moving tines on the loader tractor and pick it up and bring it down the road. I'll probably have to dig out my card table, and in the morning we'll run out to church quick and take a couple of tables. Everyone is SUPPOSED to bring a lawn chair, but I know how THAT goes. *sigh*.

Going to make a blueberry pie too, but that can wait till tonight. Groc. store had some lovely, huge blueberries, so I got some and in a pie they will go. Along with about 4 apples I have in the fridge. Yum.

The milking job went fine, no problems. But, there aren't usually any problems at that place. As long as nothing gets sick and/or dies, we're ok. Green Grin!
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Aug 3, 2013 2:45 PM CST
Hope you have a wonderful family reunion! Getting together with family is always nice. Well, I guess not for some, but for me it is. I know you are a great baker, I know that pie will be yummy. I've never had a blueberry apple pie. You did mean you are putting the apples in too, didn't you?
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Aug 3, 2013 9:22 PM CST
Yes, that is what I intend doing.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Aug 4, 2013 6:41 AM CST
Yummy!
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Aug 4, 2013 7:04 AM CST
It is in the oven now. Can you smell it? Here, scratch and sniff........................LOL
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Aug 4, 2013 9:46 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 4, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Good on you, Anna, for hosting the family event. It's important to keep those ties.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Aug 4, 2013 4:02 PM CST
My fall planted peas are up already. Baby peas sprouts are looking good. They should start growing really quickly now.

And my Crimson clover seeds that I only planted a few days ago are up. That was really quick. The Hairy Vetch planted at the same time is not up yet. I seem to remember it was the same way on the spring planted Vetch and Crimson clover. The clover popped up really fast. I love both these cover crop plants for their pretty flowers and because they draw in the bees.

I planted four Safron yellow summer squash seedlings in pots along the Driveway Farm. I had four seedlings come up so I planted four seedlings. Meantime I had put 4 Cavilli zucchini seeds to sprout about three days ago, today three are up. Sometimes they don't all come up but three plants would be good. I just keep on growing those replacement zucchini and squash.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Aug 5, 2013 8:37 AM CST
We had a milking job last Thursday thru Sat. morning. At every place we milk, I always look at the cows and pick one out that if somebody told me "you can have any 1 cow out of this barn...........which one will you pick?" Here is the one I would pick at this farm. I told EJ, the owner's dad, which one I would take and asked him "good choice?" He said 'VERY good choice, she has been supreme champion at a couple of shows". This is the cow. Probably hard to tell from the photo, but she is a VERY big girl. 6 years old.


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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Aug 5, 2013 8:39 AM CST
Here is another photo after I got her milked..........her udder just collapses so nice. She was classified a 93. Saturday morning's milking showed she gave 62 pounds, if the meter on the Surge One-touch is accurate.


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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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abhege
Aug 5, 2013 9:03 AM CST
Wow, judging by the way they take photos of goats to show, this girl's a real winner! 52 pounds of milk? Holy Cow (pun intended!) Hilarious!

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