Garden Frustrations and New England Clam Chowder

When we returned from our trip, Tom noticed that almost all of our corn had been eaten. He suspects squirrels.  Since the beagle was away too, there was no garden deterrent.

And our blueberry harvest has wound down.  It was not very good this year.

In better news, the green beans are picking up even though quite a few of the vines had died.  So at least we will have beans.

I participated in my month Taste of Old Colony History zoom today.  It was New England Clam Chowder and Common Crackers. But first I had to get clams.  I put in an order for pick up at Taylor Shellfish Farm, not far from our house.

And here are my clams.

Here is my clam chowder,

and here are my common crackers.

It was really good.  The chowder with the crackers crumbled inside is amazing.

In other news, this morning I went into the barn and found this little chick.  This peahen hatched the chick in the hayloft and then came down.

I moved them into a rabbit hutch and then added the two unhatched eggs I found. This is to protect them from the weasel I think we have.  Hopefully this will work out.


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7 Responses to Garden Frustrations and New England Clam Chowder

  1. Nothing like a bowl of clam chowder!

  2. Denise says:

    sorry to hear about the corn. such a shame! clam chowder does look really yummy tho-

  3. Jeanne says:

    The sight of your corn made me sad. Such rascally critters! I thought I could see some good ears, though.
    I looked at the recipe for those crackers, but soon realized neither of us could eat them. They look and sound really delicious.
    The little chick with the peahen look great. I hope all will go well and maybe the other two eggs will hatch.

    • Donna says:

      The corn is sad. We harvested three ears. I am hoping for more. The crackers are good but not very healthy. So far the other two eggs haven’t hatched but the chick is alive.

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