Coffee anyone ?

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Thanks @Baymule
Got a couple hours and then hopefully we'll get some rain. Cleaning rabbit cages and grinding the rabbit meat, those are my only plans for the day.
Yesterday kids and I unloaded hay wagon while dh and the hay guy finished the baling. 214 more bales put up, now we need rain so we can get a 3rd cutting. 200 more bales would be great. Need to can beans and corn this week. Got eggplant coming on and ate our first tomato on Friday.
 

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Here it's cooler -- only in low 90s today
I hate it when it gets that HOT!

They wound up buying lamb chops and leg of lamb ( @Bruce I didn't cut it up for chicken fried round steak)
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I'd be a regular customer if I lived near you or Mike.

Here, I worked to get the walk behind tiller going. Now, after the other new parts, the throttle cable broke!! :th
Sounds like my garden tractor mower deck experience.

Sure can't water 12 acres of pasture.
Well, one CAN, it is done all over the country. Of course it takes big automatic waters and really good wells. I don't water anything but the veg garden. On the whole it has been drier than usual this year though we got rain on and off all day today starting about 6 AM. The pond will surely appreciate the input, it keeps going down and looks pretty pathetic. Still enough water to support the frogs and fish so far.
 

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Warmed up the last bit of coffee. Got cages cleaned and repaired a couple also. That took until after lunch time. And after lunch ground the meat. 5# in the freezer, 10 patties made and now looking at jerky recipes for the belly flaps.
 

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Yesterday I got the groundhog dig destroyed. Flooded it again, then dug it up & refilled with backhoe. Maybe THAT will be enough convincing! Appears it left after first flooding session last weekend. Sure wasn't at home yesterday!

Today -- I went to work :( Yep, still doing that. Inside was a lot cooler than out. I had a lot of outside yesterday.....with chores and projects. Last week has been busy with just water issues -- dump hot, refill with cool -- they sure drink a LOT. And I have been also -- staying hydrated.

I'll check on the throttle cable tomorrow. Would be nice if one was in stock. ;) More like "lucky if" . Right now, I'm just sleepy. Good night!
 

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Well, at least two of us are having coffee! I've been up a while -- body just woke up. :( I wanted to stay in bed, nope couldn't get back to sleep & got tired of tossing. Crappy part -- I'll want a nap mid day. That will cause another night of this. But, the heat pushes me inside.....if I don't sit down maybe I'll stay awake. Hmmm....need a bushel of tomatoes to can!! :D That would keep me up. Don't have them.

I'd eat those fig preserves -- they sound good. If this heat & no rain continue, the figs I usually get won't get there. My friend has started watering the trees to help. Her house, her trees, my figs. :lol:

I put about 30 gal of water to each of my 2 young apple trees yesterday (had 3 but goat took one out!) while I was flooding groundhog den & hose going. I'm sure they appreciated it. But, they didn't look bad with all this.....and garden got deep watering, too. It looked bad. Trying to save tomato plants, limas, eggplant & winter squash. Summer squash is gone & green beans -- I'll second plant green beans. Need to start seed for winter crops.

Hurry daylight!!! :caf
 

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I'd eat those fig preserves -- they sound good. If this heat & no rain continue, the figs I usually get won't get there. My friend has started watering the trees to help. Her house, her trees, my figs. :lol:
I had a friend with a fig tree that had HUGE green figs--and didn't want them! I made strawberry fig preserves with strawberry Jello and gave him a jar and he was happy. He got sick, he and his wife sold the house and the new owner cut down the fig tree! I HATE STUPID PEOPLE!!!
 

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Up too early, again! It's just starting to get light. I'm almost thru 2nd cup. Loving those who garden has done well. Mine -- I swear, it's cooking on the vines! No amount of water can temper this extreme heat we've had all month -- with NO rain. So it goes. :idunno

I'm going to the Veg auction tomorrow night. Want to buy a bushel of tomatoes to can & anything else I see that lights me up. If corn is cheap, I'll grab 5-10 dzn to can. I'm still hopeful that my Fall crops will happen. Will see how the weather plays out.

Pastures are more of a concern for rain. This heat & dry is damaging the grass base. Some won' recover. At least there is hay waiting for me to buy, right across the street. :D Squares & rolls. I'm feeding hay now....unusual this time of year.
 
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