August 5 Newsletter by At The Farm

The sun is Shining Brightly

                           The Flowers are all in smiles

                           The fields are inviting

                           I’m not too many miles



Cucumbers and dill canningI think its finally summer. Its so great to see the lush fields and producing. Some things didn’t make it, but next year will be better.

The pickling cucumbers are starting to produce. We made a batch of fresh dill pickles. The dill is slow getting ready. Its in bloom but not in seed.

The tomatoes are peppers are late.  Cabbage is excellent. The cool wet weather made them perfect. Peas are done. Didn’t get any shell peas in, only pods to eat. They were great! Green and yellow beans are coming on.  Did some Dilly Bean Pickles this week. Ready soon.

The flowers are fabulous. All the rain when they needed it. I have a bed of Black Eye Susan by the barn that is so  yellow and bright. Best that bed has ever looked. Its such a pleasure to look at this.

Had a group of gardeners from Mound last Saturday. Fun to tour them in the fields and gardens.

Black Eye SusansNot a lot of gardening advice this time of the year. Feed your containers. Dead head old flowers. You can plant lettuce for fall soon. Cilantro from seed. Don’t harvest beans when plants are wet. They will rust.

If your potatoes are done blooming you can scratch under the plant to pick the larger spuds, then cover it back up so the small ones can keep growing. I lost 99% of my crop to water. Potatoes are one of my favorite crop. Oh well, there is always next year.


Peach Pie

Double crust, top and bottom


7/8 cup sugar

Donna and Pie5 tablespoons flour

4 cups sliced peaches


Mix filling in a bowl and pour into crust.

Dot with 1 1/2 teaspoons butter.

Put on top crust. Cut slots in it. Sprinkle with a little sugar.

Bake at 435 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes.