Sunday, June 30, 2013

We Have Many Berries, but I Have Zero Trucks to Give...

We've been getting small but increasing harvests of berries the past few weeks, but I think berry season peaked today.  We got another huge bunch of black currants, and the red currants are finally ripe.  We finally got a small quantity of gooseberries (not just the one or two we'd managed to snag previously), and the invasive (as in, it's breaking into our garage) but productive blackberry bushes I (foolishly) planted alongside the back of the house have begun to bear.

After planting and waiting and planting and waiting and dealing with setbacks and replanting and waiting, It's so nice to actually have some plants that are of bearing age.  It's nice to know we're that one small step closer to having a beautiful and edible Wonka-esque wonderland just outside our front door.

Now, let's roll that beautiful berry footage...

Helping my sister move into her new place down in Columbus and a lot of rain on Sunday made for a pretty low-key weekend all-in-all.  I got some renovation work done in the basement AND OH MY GOD WE FINALLY SOLD THE TRUCK.  After having approximately one hundred thousand conversations with interested parties (the failure of which ultimately boils down to the fact that a) the truck is not brand new and not guaranteed to run perfectly forever, and b) it cost more than $12), I finally sold the thing to a guy who lives down the road and will hopefully love her for what she is and forgive her for what she is not.

Ah, how shiny she looked when I first got her!  She took me a lot of places.  We had some good times, and some not so good times.  Lord knows I cursed at her.  And now she's with somebody else.  Goodnight, sweet Scarlet!  Can't say I'll miss having you around.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

And the internets abound with farm-related humor this week, it seems.  From the Central-Ohio based (yes, even our comics are local) Married To the Sea.  There's truth in them thar hills...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Crop blocked....

More from Nathan Bulmer at his amazing daily comics blog Eat More Bikes.
Hardly all farm-themed, but the guy makes me laugh almost every single day.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pardon us while we catch up....

Please excuse the brief intermission.  We took a week off to go tromp around sunny California for a week, and are madly playing catch up here on the farm (the weeds and grass, it seems, did not take a vacation).

Back soon!