Crazy busy, in fact. Picking season has begun in fits and starts...The cold, wet weather during bloom time has translated into a harvest that is just piddling along...a little ripening at a time. The 30 degree temperature swing in the last week has not been the best antidote for that either. While the heat brings on the ripening, this kind of heat is starting to cook the poor little buggers right on to the bush.
I'll make no bones about it -- Raspberries, and their farmers, are pretty particular about the weather.
And since we can't do anything about the weather, we'll leave it out of the equation and tell you that the rest is going well. Good crew, no rain, the machines are working...We're getting 'er done!
But a few other things are going on too:
Daisie got a new best friend -- Macy, Dillon & Tiffany's foster dog. She is a good girl -- and the two of them together have happy times, running, chasing, and panting in the shade.
I harvested my first crop from the garden! They're gone already...crunch!
The Farmer's been busy pounding posts...Somehow this job always falls during the hottest weather...
And I keep busy trying to keep The Farmer fed...I made this recipe of Mexican lasagna. It's huge! A single recipe yielded these two overflowing pans. One is in the freezer...for another day. Very delicious, if I say so myself. The Farmer is reluctant to eat this time of year -- too busy, you know -- so it's good to have tempting dishes on hand.
And that's good, because next year, we hope to see them filling up a lot of these: