Ole Lake Farm is a special place in north central Minnesota. It has been the privilege of three generations of the Flowers family to live, work, hunt, and play on this land since 1966. We grow a small amount of produce like pumpkins and some grain each year, like corn and wheat, as well as raise chickens, goats,and pigs. We also manage our forest to produce lumber for construction projects and heat for our home.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Hay and Garden
Thought I would put a couple of pictures out here while I wait for the water to heat up. I am freezing sugar snap peas today and the water is to blanch them. This is one of my favorite crops and a shocking amount of the peas do not make it any further than the distance from vine to my mouth. I will also be canning some regular peas either later today or tomorrow... this cool weather has been good for something! The sugar snap vines are over my head!
Lily is my garden helper today
Out in the coop, the chicks are growing fast. One of the little ones has vanished... gone without a trace, so now there are eight for Lucy and Mama Red to take care of. The older batch of chicks are starting to look more chicken-like.
More hay has been put up this week. I really haven't had a hand it in at all, other than helping with the un-loading. This last batch Rollie and Kurt baled up Friday afternoon.
So, that's about it for today I think. I hope to have a few more garden pictures for you tomorrow.