Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fair Time

If you have been following my blog for a while, you'll know that every August we attend the Wilberforce Agricultural Fair and I usually enter some things into the Homecraft Exhibits. This year was no different and I thought I would share my entries and let you know how I did. If you want to see how I did the last few years, click here, here and here.

Each year I have great intentions about all the things I will make/do for the next year and then they never actually happen. I should probably just stop making such lofty goals that I never attain. Oh well. I didn't do too shabby with my winnings this year and I'm proud of that.

Photo credit to Trish Easton Photography
Banana Muffins - 1st
Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam - 1st
Raspberry Jam - 1st
Relish - 1st
Yellow Beans - 1st
Green Beans - 1st
Oatmeal Cookies - 2nd
Brown Eggs - 2nd
Pickled Beets - 2nd
Dilled Cucumber - 2nd
Date Squares - 3rd
Bread & Butter Pickles - 3rd
Knitted Dishcloth - 3rd
Strawberry Jam - Didn't place

My proudest accomplishment was the banana muffins. I made gluten/dairy/corn free muffins and entered them into the normal banana muffin category without telling anyone about their limitations. And they won! I am seriously proud of myself on that one.

Photo credit to Trish Easton Photography
Isn't my niece a cutie?

Anyways, that sums up how I did at the fair this year. Until next year!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What's Growing Wednesday

Haha, remember how these posts were supposed to be a weekly series? So much for that idea! Last time I posted about my gardens was the end of May. Oops!

Well here is a quick update for you guys, with a few pictures that I got Dan to snap last night before our supper company arrived.

I am so proud of myself because as of last night, the entire garden is weeded! All at once!

Everything is doing well and we are starting to get veggies from it regularly. We've been picking tomatoes, spinach and beans for a few weeks now and yesterday we got some carrots for the first time.

The beets are ready to eat but we haven't gotten around to them yet and I'm pretty sure that if we dug up some potatoes, we could have a small meal of them.

I love this time of year and I love how alive and happy the garden looks. Vegetable gardening makes me happy. Oh and so do chickens.

If you garden, how is yours doing?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sad Blog

My poor blog is falling apart, I only posted once in July. ONCE! How sad and pathetic. Sigh. Life is just so busy lately and blogging has not been a priority. I feel bad about it but I can't seem to figure out a way to fix it. Other than chaining myself to the computer chair and forcing myself to write a post, which doesn't sound pleasant and probably wouldn't turn out a very interesting read for you guys.

So while I apologize for the lack of posting, I will not promise that I will be back in full swing anytime soon, because I honestly don't know if I will be or not. I will do my best to post when I can and share what I can and hopefully that will be enough to keep my readers happy for now. Maybe the fall will be a better time for blogging?