The snow didn’t last long. It was just a memory by 3 pm (well, almost). But it did remind me that we don’t have much time before real winter sets in. Today is supposed to be clear and cold. But no rain. I’ve got a window of opportunity to finish the garden and some fencing for the cow’s winter quarters. The rain will start up again tomorrow night and last until sometime next week.

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Yesterday I trucked the last of the spring pigs to the abattoir. The butcher is a friend and treats the animals with respect. Plus his meats, especially his smoked meats, are wonderful. It’s an hour drive to the north but it’s worth it.

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Today I’m going through beans. When I thought the temperatures on Monday night were predicted to be in the teens, we just hastily pulled the beans, roots and all and put them in a couple of storage bins to deal with later. Today is later.

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We often plant a combo of purple, yellow wax and green beans. Of these three, the purple is the latest to ripen so it seems that we have more purple than the others.

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Irish Eyes Garden Seeds Gourmet Bean Blend

The cows get the leaves and stems. Our yellow wheel barrow makes a(n annoying) squeak when I wheel it around. But it’s the dinner bell to the cows. They come waddling right over as fast as their little selves can move.

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Even the dogs get in on the action.

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 “Please, may I have a bean?”

 

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“Thank you, Mother.”

Every one is happy and we get about 7 quarts of beans to use in the depths of winter to remind us of summer sunshine.

It’s a win-win!

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Today’s count: 23 eggs

What’s for supper: Baked maple chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Weather: Patchy freezing fog before noon. Areas of frost before noon. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 49. Light and variable wind. Tonight mostly clear, with a low around 28. Light and variable wind.

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