Hi! Mr. Monte here!
To all my followers and ardent fans, as another sign of my dedication to duty and fervent desire to maintain security, good order, and peaceful tranquility here at Serendipity Farmhouse, in my capacity as SFH Chief of Security, I have taken on a new member to join the SFH Security Department. Our new hire, Rusty the Rat Snake comes with an impressive resume. He is adept at controlling destructive rodents and other pesky critters, especially subterranean dwellers.
Rusty rounds out our Security Department with his ability to identify and engage security threats at ground level and below. Meanwhile, Lightning, our broad-winged hawk, has secured the skies over SFH and Bronto the bear has ensured the integrity of our perimeter areas. Now, with no further ado, here is the official SFH Security Department staff picture for 2020.
Harvest and Preserving
Old Fuzz Face is our official SFH statistician. He maintains the planting, harvest and preserving tables. Because he’s currently tied up with other pressing matters, all I intend to do at this point is give you the latest preserving table. When he gets a chance he will tell you about the end of the tomato season and other changes as we move into Autumn. You will see from the table that, even though Blondie and Fuzzy were engaged in the great 2020 Birthday Bash, they still found time to harvest and preserve the bounty.
|Date: Month/Day||Item||Quantity||Type of Preservation||Comments|
|08-04||Okra||4 pint jars||Pickling|
|08-06||Salsa||6 pint jars||Canning||Howlin' Coyote
1 Jalapeno, 1 Serrano, 1 Cayenne
|08-13||Banana Peppers||1 1/2 pint jar||Pickling|
|08-13||Jalapeno Pepper Mix||3 1/2 pint jars||Pickling||Jalapeno, serrano, cayenne peppers|
|08/14||Salsa||6 pint jars||Canning||Some Like It Hot
1 Jalapeno, 1 large Salsa, 2 Serrano, 2 Cayenne
|08-18||Popcorn||7 quart jars||Dry Canning|
|08-19||Pasta Sauce||5 pint jars||Canning||1 clove garlic, dried basil|
|08-20||Okra||4 pint jars||Pickling|
|08-23||Salsa||6 pint jars||Canning||Max Karl's Bad
1 Habanero, 2 Jalapeno, 2 Cayenne
|09-07||Okra||4 pint jars||Pickling|
|09-07||Banana Peppers||1 1/2 pint jar||Pickling|
|09-07||Jalapeno Pepper Mix||3 1/2 pint jars||Pickling||Jalapeno, serrano, cayenne peppers|
SFH by the Numbers
Canning season continues. The following links will catch you up with what’s come out of our gardens and what has gone into mason jars since our last Journal post.:
SFH WX Station Report – Weekly: