As I stated in my comments in the previous post; Luke is a goner. The plant he is on was demolished by squash bugs. Yesterday when I went out to take his pic I noticed he was turning yellow. Another good idea gone bad.
Here is a picture of more of my future food. Yesterday I picked and canned 7 quart jars of green beans. I took a picture of them, but am too lazy to download the photo. I did it all by myself this time; pick, snap, wash and can. It's time consuming but not hard; just hot and sweaty work. Not bad for my having been scared spitless of the pressure canner 4 years ago. Now it's a breeze. We have another larger green bean patch to do, hubby and mother in law will likely help. We will go down and help MIL do her beans sometime next week. It's more fun when you work as a team.
The other day I went out to take photos of the calves to update my heifer records. I photograph them for ID purposes. I went into the pen with two of the bottle calves. They are the most skittish calves I have ever worked with. Usually when you go into their pen you have to be on constant guard for your toes, they will come up to you and try and suck on your knees and hands and all. Not these two. I got a fairly tolerable pic of calf number 10, but calf number 11 had other ideas. She skittered around and found the slot I'd slipped through the fence to get into the pen. Out she went. I made a grab for her tail, but she was already all the way out except for her tail and left hind leg, which was kicking like mad. There was no way I could haul her back through without major damage to my anatomy.
So she got out. ARGH! Well, I fooled her and got a picture of her while she was out. Then we galloped back and forth along the fence a bit until she found the hole I'd opened for her and lunged back into her pen. Was I ever glad. Hubby wasn't at home so I was on my own. You never know what you are going to get in to just doing routine chores.