Saturday, August 23, 2014

Trial Run.

Oh my gosh!!!

Shoot me now!

This new computer is going to be the death of me. You'd think that new things would be easier.




It just took me 30 minutes to transfer 4 pictures from my camera card to the computer.

Good Grief.

Ok, how have things been here at Spring Peeper Farm?

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Nothing Spectacular, just busy.

The turkeys are doing well. They're in the outside pasture now with the dog and the goats.
But did I tell you before that turkeys are stupid?  I didn't think they were, but guess what?! They are.
I always thought that guinea hens were dumb.  Well like I tell people, when God was giving out brains in the animal kingdom, the guinea hens forgot to get in line. NOW, I think the guinea hens and the turkeys were behind the barn having a party when God was giving out the brains.
I'm not going to bore you with the details of their stupidity, but let's just say they're not the brightest bulbs in the bunch. 

The garden is growing wonderfully. I had beautiful romaine lettuce, the dill almost hit the clouds, the peas were delish and the yellow beans grew in abundance. The picture above is about 3 weeks old.

My garlic was awesome!!! I made dill pickles and dill pickles and more dill pickles. I also pickled some beets today.  I'll be making grape jelly in a few days also.

Jamie has his first job! It's raking low bush blueberries. It's hard, hard backbreaking work, but he wanted a job and he applied for it. But after the first day he didn't want to go again.  We made him go back, It's only for a week and a half and when you make a commitment, you stick to it. He only has two days left. As you can see he gets a bit dirty raking. It looks like he's still got his socks on!

Our plum tree actually produced some plums this year and we were able to pick them before the birds did.

I went to the doctor for my checkup on my arm. It still hurts like the dickens. He looked at the Xray and said, " Well it doesn't look like you have any screws loose." 

Dave thought, " Well maybe not in her arm, but...."

Have a Blessed Evening.


  1. Lisa, every new computer I bought, I didn't like for the first month or two. Computer programs change so drastically over the life expectancy of a computer which in today's digital world is only about two years. I'm not one to upgrade just because I can. Therefore after about five or six years out with a new computer the changes are enormous. Like you it takes hours to figure out things that used to take a few seconds to accomplish. I'm into my fourth new computer that I bought a couple years ago. After a couple months of figuring out things of importance, things will settle back into a routine. Trust me I know from going though the process.

    I'm glad to hear that your garden is doing so well. I laughed at your comments about guineas and turkeys. I have to say that your assessments of a tame turkey are true but now wild turkeys are almost a different species. The are pretty wily. I have flocks float through my garden area and eat up all the bugs. I never have had a bug problem with them around. They don't bother the vegetables at all but grab up every last bug there is. Our city has many flocks that live in the wooded areas. I've never seen a single turkey that's been hit by a car dead on the side of the road even though they can be seen foraging very close to busy highways. Unlike the other woodland animals, they seem to be able to live among the fast moving pace of the city and not get killed. That's pretty smart in my opinion.

    Have a great day in the garden.

  2. Good job getting the pictures uploaded! It can be quite difficult to figure out new systems. Your garden looks wonderful! and that garlic! WOW! I've never grown garlic before are there any tricks to it? Yay for getting those plums before the birds did! One of my daughters docs said that when you have a surgery it will take you a year before you are back to "normal" especially when you've had bone work. Hope your arm gets better soon.


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