Friday

Homesteading Pics




Just out of the pressure canner.
More tomato sauce.
(the tomato plants have produced
like crazy this year!)






Mama banty hen hatched out 5 ducklings
for me. They l.o.v.e. her :-)







Living 30 years in the same spot,
I have never seen the trees start turning this early.

.....dr momi

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the ducklings w/ mama hen! so sweet!

Jill said...

The tomatoes look wonderful! Such cute babies. I am in awe at how early our leaves are turning too.

Mama Pea said...

Mama Hen and Duckies . . . adorable. Now that's a good mama!

Yepper, we have seen coloring of the trees earlier than usual here, too. Hmmmm, what DOES that mean? Early winter, too? I don't mind a bit if it kills off all the darned garden pests over winter.

Sun Valley Homestead said...

Love all the photos...and your tomatoes look awesome...I still whine to whomever will listen about pressure canners. Not sure why I just don't pull up my big granny panties and buy one of those things. Oh, maybe it's cause I'm afraid I will end up with a hole in my ceiling or worse. LOL.

dr momi said...

Tex....you wouldn't believe how confused I have made my grandchildren....and a few adults too :-)

Jill....thanks!

Mama Pea....I'll take the early winter if the garden pests get killed too! bet the leaves are all down by Oct.1st instead of
31st!

Sun Valley Homestead....must get a pressure canner with a jiggler and dial gauge -- I feel totally safe. Lots of the horror stories are from using pressure cookers instead of pressure canners. I love my All American canner. Just wish I had bought a bigger one! :-)

MamaTea said...

Love the pictures...and what a sweet mama hen you have to hatch out those ducks for you! :)

Michaele said...

The sauce looks wonderful! So cute about the ducks : )

Candy C. said...

The ducklings with mama Banty are sooo cute! I have heard several bloggers talk about the early color change this year, hmmmm....

Mary Ann said...

Good to see you back! I wondered what happened to you, Dr Momi!

Simply Scaife Family said...

You can never have too much tomato sauce! Or ducklings...precious little things:)

dr momi said...

Mama Tea....this is the second year this little banty has had duck children. My duck hens were on a nest of 15 eggs and slowly one by one they were smashed. I'm wondering if there were racoons bothering them. But, my little banty came through agin :-)

Michaele....isn't the sauce pretty?
I keep thinking there is a lot of anti-oxidants in there!

Candy C. ....I'm thinking the trees are just tired from starting out so early :-)

Mary Ann....I'm overwhelmed at all my regular followers stopping in to comment after my long break. I'm feeling better and I'm even inspired these days. Thanks for missing me :-)

Simply Scaife Family....I agree you cannot have too much tomato sauce! Besides, you should always have two years worth stored.
Next years crop could get wiped out....We had so much broccoli and tomatoes this year I told the family we are eating chili with broccoli in it every Sunday night for the family supper :-)

Lori Skoog said...

Up here in western New York we have had a bumper crop of tomatoes too. What a year! We've been at our farm for 30 years too....and the leaves have started turning early! Just like it is where you live.

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

The ducklings are so cute following after Mrs. Hen!
Mmm! I love homemade canned tomato sauces & juice. Nothing from a store can even come close.

Granny Annie said...

I am totally envious of your life. First we did not have tomatoes in our area this year. Second, our trees are turning early but they have turned brown due to drought. Sounds like you had a blessed and bountiful summer.

Leigh said...

Mama Hen and her li'l ducklings, so cute!

judy said...

I have also seen signs of early fall

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a good mama hen, lucky little ducklings. The tomato sauce looks fantastic! The temperatures are dipping into the 30's this evening, it is time to bring out the quilts! Greetings from Maine, Julie.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

How on earth did I miss this post! Love the sauce, & the chicks are adorable!