Friday, July 13, 2012

Five on Friday

1.  Ann Voskamp, from A Holy Experience,  and her family continue to amaze and inspire and bring me to tears.  She is in Haiti this week with her son Caleb, doing amazing things!

2.  Did you know there are three Friday the 13ths this year?  January 13th, April 13th and today.  And did you know they are all 13 weeks apart?  (Randomness from the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog)

3.  It's been so very hot here all week and we've had to start the water running on the apple trees, the saskatoon and raspberry bushes.  Today we moved on to soak the cucumbers and peas in the garden.   

4,  We caught a few chickens this morning and weighed them just to see how big they are getting to be.  We had a 4 lb. hen and 5 and 6 lb. roosters.  They are growing great and I have a butchering date all booked :)

5.  This week's featured item from the garden is beets!  We've had sauteed beet greens, borscht (beet soup), hot beets with butter and a beet and walnut salad.  Tonight I'm going to roast some and try another salad idea.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow, your chickens are growing fast. Will they still be around when we come? Samuel really wants to see them.
    I made beet/feta pasta with the beets you got at the Farmers Market. It was really tasty, even for me. ;) Enjoy creating. I'm making hodgepodge for supper. Tyler went to the market this morning and got new potatoes, beans and peas for it. Yum!
    I hope you don't have to water too much. Sounds like the garden is doing great.