Monthly Archives: August 2013

More Stone Fruits!

Peaches and plums this week folks! Last Thursday I picked up another peck of peaches from my gals at Huffman Fruit Farm at the Highland Square Farmers’ Market. They also had some good looking plums so I got a quart … Continue reading

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Finders Keepers

The last couple of days our egg production has been a bit low. That is frustrating. I was wracking my brain over what was going on and simultaneously petting the goats and giving them zucchini from the garden. I looked … Continue reading

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Old Timey Tuesday: The Help Us Out Edition!

Check out this haul from a 2012  Haymaker winter market. I think this was in November. It is so great to be a part of the Haymaker Farmers’ Market. Diane and I really enjoy it. We love seeing old friends … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday!

What a great weekend! We continue to be grateful to all of of our friends at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market for their continued support. I am having trouble keeping up with new jams and spreads! And Diane will have lots … Continue reading

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Our ideas held no water but we used them like a dam….

So, you already read about why I missed winning any ribbons at this year’s county fair. I just missed the freaking boat. Here is what I was doing instead. I had some rhubarb from my cousin Amy. I had a … Continue reading

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Old Timey Tuesday: The Damn It (!!) Edition

The 155th Portage County Randolph Fair starts today.  Two weeks ago I submitted my entry form and it included several no-pectin jams, my kick ass bread and butter pickles (no space in the jars! darn near perfect!), a bouquet of … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday

Whew! I am exhausted. Maybe one of these Sundays I’ll just be able to relax….. I started things off by dealing with the two pecks of nectarines I scored from Huffman Fruit Farm last week. I probably should’ve dealt with … Continue reading

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If I had my little way I’d eat peaches everyday….

As I was peeling the last of the peaches I commented on the fact that while I love peaches I love nectarines just a little bit more. Mike disagreed and then proceeded to quote from the worst movie ever made, … Continue reading

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Old Timey Tuesday: Keep On Truckin’ Edition

My Great Grandpa Roy owned Roy H. Royer & Sons Trucking. They hauled produce to Florida among other things and my Grandpa Kenny and my Great Uncle Del were two of the drivers. Roy’s brother Carl farmed in Hartville and … Continue reading

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Just Peachy

First things first – peeling the peaches. You have probably read online that peeling peaches is “so easy!” Martha says, “Just blanch and the skins slide right off!” Well that is only true if the peaches are ripe. This took … Continue reading

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