Monday, May 23, 2011

Week 33 - We got to eat out! Twice!

The BEST grilled cheese sandwich I've ever had. Homemade French bread with organic cheddar cheese and then instead of butter on the bread I used homemade spicy garlic mayonnaise. So good!

I taught a raising rabbit class for 18 Reasons which included dinner, so I had rabbit stew for dinner.

Sausage & Rice soup with turkey broth made from the turkey Tom had hunted.

Asian influenced lemon pork with rice. It had broccoli, onions, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Pork chops with salad and a parsnip/potato mash. We harvested our first two parsnips of the year.  The greens for our salad came from our garden.

My mom is visiting from out of town so she took us out to have Thai food. Oh Thai food, how I have missed thee.

We had Mexican food!

Life is finally starting to slow down a bit, which I'm very thankful for. OK, now on to the big news. June is fast approaching. It will be our last month of being able to buy food. I'm completely freaked out! Our garden is so far behind. I'm going to be planting some fast producing things this week like lettuce, kale, chard and spinach just so we have something, SOMETHING, on hand to eat right away.  I made the comment this morning to Tom as we're walking to the goat barn for the early morning milking that we can no longer depend on our normal weather patterns. Here it is, almost June and they're calling for more rain, more cold weather. It was very cold this morning - not normal at all. The rains should have been over by mid-April but I don't think that's going to be the case. Last year it rained in July and didn't get over 80 degrees until late September. I wonder if this year will be the same?

1 comment:

  1. We are the same here. Very cold, rainy, and very eratic weather patterns. I am guessing its the Japan nuke plants combined with the earthquake which knocked everything off of its axis?
    I really do not have anything in the ground, I have tomatoes that I had to cover through the cold, I lost 4 of those. I have some onions and I am putting greenhouse plastic down and around for the cucumbers, I am leaving up my greenouse plastic for the tomatoes also.
    I am afraid that I will be somewhat dependent on the farmers market here this year. I have not been able to get too much to grow or stay growing.
    Take care