It's still hot and dry here. The weeds in the vege garden have taken over, what a mess! We're still picking quite a bit though. Buckets of cucumbers and zucchini, sweetcorn for lunch and dinner everyday, the capsicums and chilies are looking great. Tomatoes are slow and I don't think we're going to get a great crop, will be plenty though as we still have canned from last year. The beans are doing nothing. I've ordered more weed mat, we want to be able to cover most of the vege patch to make life a bit easier.
We're about to move the cows into the paddock behind the vege garden, I can cut all the grass in the vege patch and throw it over the fence for them. At least that way we get something out of all those weeds.
I've been canning dill cucumbers and coleslaw this week. The coleslaw is delicious, I'd love to have dozens of jars in the pantry!
The freezer is almost empty of meat, not much in there at all. We have a dozen chickens, 6 pigs and 7 sheep ready to go to freezer camp as soon as the weather cools a bit. Most will go into jars and be shelf stable, the frying cuts will go into the freezer for autumn and winter BBQs.
We've only been milking a couple of times a week in this heat, the calves are on the cows the rest of the time. I'll start again in a month or so.
Picking apples and a few peaches and strawberries whenever we want them. Chooks have been laying well, even on the really hot days.
Time to pack some more jars of pickles.