The good news is I finished my book, Kitchen Skills for the Backyard Homesteader. The bad news is it won't be published until August 2015. The good news is I can finally take a day off. The bad news is that it is too hot to do anything but sit at my computer in my air-conditioned office.
I just harvested 15 pounds of strawberries at Norris Berry Farm in Monkton, Vt. I've made jam and pie and you can read about it, look at the pictures, and make a pie yourself with the recipe on my blog page. Roots and Leaves.
Woodchucks have invaded Ripton! I suspect misguided valley dwellers with have-a-heart traps. We started seeing them three years ago. Now it is an infestation. We have "dispatched" one, but two juveniles have made a home under our porch. They have eaten my peas--planted in three different spots-- and one of my green bean plantings. I tried sharing, but they just won't share. Selfish creatures. What should we do?
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