Our Rice is Ripening!

It has been a sunny humid week here in the hills of Tinmouth Vermont. Conditions our rice seem to have enjoyed very much. I’m not sure why I was as surprised as I was to see the first seed head popping out, but I am pretty sure I squeaked a little and maybe even did a little jig, as well as I could with buckets for feed and milking. That was back at the beginning of the week and since then the rest of the patty has erupted in exciting stalks of potential rice!

Hey Zeus is growing as fast as the choke weed. I neglected to look up disbudding when he was born and now it is too late to have them removed. After doing research into the process I am a little on the fence about whether or not disbudding is the way I want to go with my goats. I’ll have to read some more but right now I’m not feeling like fighting nature. He is available for sale and I can get his paperwork together for those interested.

The fruit is getting heavy on our trees. The peach tree had so many peaches on it two years ago that it actually snapped, last year it didn’t have as many but this year it is back in full, so we are keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t over extend itself. The berries are also coming into ripeness, and we have been gorging ourselves on black-caps, blueberries and the first raspberries. I made a delicious zucchini crisp the other day, I made a basic apple crisp with black caps included but instead of apples i diced up zucchini, topped with ice cream you can’t tell the difference!

Any thoughts on catching rabbits? Anyone interested in our bucking? Anyone else have a good way to hide zucchini? or a creative recipe from the garden?

July 18th, 2011|

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  1. cyn July 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    searching for that zuccini recipe….the rice looks even more wonderful…

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