This past week the guy that hays our fields was busy getting his hay baled up before the rain, he made it and it rained right afterwards. It's always great to see it cut because we can see the wildlife much better. The crows were all over it too, we suspect they were grasshopper hunting. I hope they eat every last grasshopper!
The little boys were out this week because Milo found a slingshot and he wanted Grampa to shoot with him (He has one too). He took them out to see if they could see any striped gophers. This was before the guy baled up the hay. But, they didn't see any. The had fun shooting cans with their "wrist rockets" though. Even Rowan got to give it a try. He hit the can first try!
Cooper has been under the weather so on Friday it was a trip to the Vet. He had giardia cysts that he had gotten from who knows where. It's not a good thing though so it's 3 kinds of medication for the week and a retest after a week to be sure it's all gone. We suspect it was from him drinking out of the rain barrel no matter how many times we got after him. The Vet agreed that was probably the culprit since he hasn't been in any ponds or rivers. I hope he get's better soon.
The CSA box today included corn, beets, jalapeno and green peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuces, and flat beans. Tomorrow we'll have the sweet corn while we celebrate little Franks birthday. He's 13 now. I asked him if he felt different being a teenager but he said no.
Beets all cooked and diced and ready for the freezer. I also made some Eggplant Parmesan for the first time. We really liked it. The recipe I used was super simple and I only made a couple of changes. I used some italian panko instead of regular and I used more cheese. I also added fresh basil.
It was a pretty busy day but we made time to watch a few episodes of Alone.
P.S. We won! (Skunked them, actually) 😁