Farm Photography: A Collage of Our Life on a Rural Georgia Farm Part 2


| 7/5/2010 9:57:05 AM


Tags: vegetable soup, donkey, quail, silver queen corn, kieffer pear, farm photography,

I wanted to share a few more picture collages of our rural life that we enjoy so much.

One of my favorite things to can in the pressure canner is vegetable soup. I make mine with tomatoes, corn, potatoes, okra, peas, butterbeans, onions, peppers, and a little bit of cabbage.

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This is Jack. He is a Mammoth Donkey.

He is a good watch donkey that helps keep coyotes and other wild critters away from the cows and goats. Plus he knows how to ham it up for the camera too!



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Pam_6
7/9/2010 6:15:40 AM

Hi Dave, I used the Picnik photo editing to create the collages. http://www.picnik.com/ That was a lot of weeds! We've had more rain than normal this spring/summer but the 100+ degrees days dry up everything fast. We have June bugs here too. Is yours the ones like kids use to(maybe still do) tie strings to the legs and let fly around and around?? I didn't know they started as grubs though. That is interesting! Nothing like fresh off the vine tomatoes! Have a great day. Pam


Pam_6
7/9/2010 6:00:50 AM

Thanks Cindy. Baby, Mom, and Dad are doing great! Thank-you for taking time to find and print the recipe. It sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it. I wonder if I could add the pear sauce instead of the shredded pears? I may try it now with the pear sauce and in a couple of months I should have fresh pears to use. Your daughter sure sounds like my kind of spunky gal! She should go "places"! Thanks again, Pam


Nebraska Dave
7/8/2010 8:21:57 PM

@Pam, I do like your collage pictures. Do you have a special program to do that? It’s always a treat to see your pictures of your place. I’m afraid that I let mine get out of hand because of the rainy weather we still are getting. Today the sun shone and I weeded. How high were the weeds? They were 4 foot high and risen. One section of the back yard had grass so tall I had to get the hedge trimmer to cut it down. No kidding. Four and a half yard bags of grass and three bags of weeds came out of the back yard. I still need to run the fence line and cut down those pesky Mulberry tree sprouts before they become trees. It’s been a real struggle this year to keep ahead of the wild growth of the wrong kind. I think I wrangled it into the dirt …. aaaah mud for awhile. I am hoping to get the rest cleaned up tomorrow and be able to sit on the poor man’s patio and enjoy the view. Hey I heard the first June bug a couple days ago. A June bug starts life as a grub in the ground and becomes a flying short fat bug. It has a unique wavering buzz like sound and when the first is heard announces that fall is only six weeks away. My goodness, where did the year go? Only yesterday we were planting the garden and wondering when it would warm up enough to get those annuals planted. I should be picking my first tomato in a couple weeks. Yipeee!!







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