August is proving to be as busy as July; which is great! We are managing to soak up every last bit of summer fun before the cold hits. Remember all those meatbirds we had processed a month back? Well we finally got around to cooking up the first one and it was DELICIOUS! We harvested an entire dinner of homegrown food, sides of tender carrots, roasted fingerling potatoes with garlic, onion, and parsley, beautiful beets and finished out the meal with blackberry pie, berries harvested from the hill. My father is a "localvore" and will only eat meat if it is locally grown so we invited my parents down to partake in this delicious meal. What a treat!
Last night we finished off the chicken by making pot pie and now I need to cook up some chicken broth/stock. I have never done this before but I am pretty sure it is simple! But the harvest continues, this week I will pull up the onions and beets. I think I will winter most of the carrots and parsnips since it does seem that the flavor improves the longer they sit.
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