here is the farm mid august. first we tended to the goats...garlic shooters and delousing (yum!), hooves trimmed and a general once over to make sure they are healthy. nahum came in while we tried to get Lance but he is just too skittish still. levi is no problem...he happily gobbled the grain while lance just watched. yes, that is poor zev stuck in the huge plastic toy (a nightmare really-he can't reach the toys and he doesn't like being in it) but since his favorite past time happens to be eating and then choking on grass he needs to be safe! and strapped to my back while i chase and slide and hold down an unhappy goat...not an option.
the blackberries and blueberries are very tasty right now. (zev has been happily eating the blues mixed with his bananas-i love providing him with some of our fresh harvest as well!!)
the pumpkins are turning orange...so quickly it seems. or at least the last time i photographed them they were so green still.
the basil is looking AWESOME!!! i have made a batch of pesto for the freezer already (and eaten some fresh!!). tonight we had a fresh basil, tomato, and romano cheese quiche. mmmm....
rick made a batch of sauerkraut...or is making a batch rather, plus we froze some carrots and cabbage for egg rolls for this winter.
we are having some lovely sunflowers to bring to some lovely friends!!
the birds are growing as they should...both the egg layers and the turkeys!
we have some nice looking peaches, not a ton, maybe a half dozen but still, they look great!!
nahum dutifully checks the corn to make sure that he will indeed get to eat some of his most favorite veg...patience dear boy!
and that about does it for now...it is too hot (still) to be out there much and it is getting drier and drier. i am hoping for a very intense rain storm to break the heat and return us to the lovely maine summers we know exist.