You know how you are fast asleep in bed but woken by being cold but not THAT cold, just cold enough to WANT to get up and get another cover for the bed, but NOT cold enough to wake up and GET another cover for the bed. So you just lie there feeling cold. Well, that is me. The lazy shiverer.
I bought another hundred bales of grass hay. Hay is not cheap this year either – these were four dollars a bale. With no rain in the forecast (I hope) Alissa and I can take our time loading it into the barn. Grass hay bales are not as heavy.
The mini capsicums are beginning to colour and they are fantastic. They have another name but I have forgotton what it is. They are not the shape of a bell pepper – they are squatter and have a flat botttom – perfect for stuffing.
Really small. Smaller than a tiny ramikin. You can pop a whole one in your mouth. Anyway we had them last night stuffed with pork and herbs and blue cheese. Along with a fresh beans. And a parsley cream sauce.
Very good dinner.
I need to go back through my book and see what they are called – i think they will sell well. Yesterday I took a car full of eggplant, and bell peppers and eggs and cherry tomatoes and herbs over to load into Jakes truck for the farmers market. It was a bright and cheerful delivery. We made the rosemary and thyme up into little bouquets. I hope they will sell better that way.
On Thurday we officially change the last of the feed over to GMO free. I have found a very good supplier at a resonable cost if I buy in bulk. And if everything my pigs eat is GMO free then I have a good shot at the Chicago chefs market for my pork. The pork is raised on milk and eggs too so both the cow and the chickens need to be on clean feed as well. Easy enough for the cow.
The feed is very competitive in price if I buy from growers who are not yet certified organic. It takes three years of them growing on clean fields before they can be officially organic. In the interim their grain is way lower than the cost of organic. But they are certainly Non GMO. I can never be organic – surrounded by GM fields as I am.
I have been doing this in small increments but now I will be buying this feed by the ton on a regular basis. This gave me a discount too.
So I am pleased.
I have told Alissa that we can go to Fall hours now – starting at 7.30am. I am just so tired at night and without the meat chickens we can start a little later and still be ok I think.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Weather: 75 degrees in AUGUST!
Wednesday 08/23 0% / 0 inSunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High near 75F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
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