Me, 2 weeks ago, standing in our garden
It Monday, and it’s also another wet, overcast, gloomy type of day. It’s rained so much lately, this has become a way of life–and it sure doesn’t get my day off to a good start. I need my morning sunshine like most people need their first cup of coffee in the morning! I depend on sunshine to get me up and movin’!
It’s also the first day of July, which means 2013 is officially one-half over. Where in the world has the time gone? I can’t speak for anyone else, but the last four months of my life have been largely spent in a plot of dirt, also know as “our garden”! It’s hard to believe I’ve been gardening since March 1st!
Our garden has been a labor of love (and sometimes hate), but it’s drawing to a close. The rainy season has cut the summer growing season a bit shorter than normal, this year. Too much rain is actually worse than not enough rain, and our plants are dying. I can’t complain, though. Our freezer is filled to capacity, as well as my mother-in-law’s side-by-side refrigerator freezer! We’ve shared with others, too. We didn’t make as many peas or butter beans as we had planned to, but we did okay. We’ll probably plant a small fall garden, if the weather cooperates.
On Friday, I asked our oldest son to bring home pizza for the entire family. He works in a nearby city, and they have a Little Caesar’s pizza place there. I love Little Caesar’s pizza–and the price is right for feeding a crowd! You can’t beat feeding a family of nine for sixteen dollars. It’s always fun to begin the weekend with a family gathering. Our youngest son, Brad, and his wife weren’t there to join us, but he happened to call. They were on their anniversary trip to Helen, Ga.
Fortunately, the rain held off all day on Saturday! Ed spent most of the day mowing–in the yard and in the garden! Ed actually had to run the weed eater down the middles of the garden rows, so we can get through them! That’s what all of this rain has done for our garden–made the weeds and grass go CRAZY! Ed’s new 4 cycle weed eater passed the ultimate test, and did some MAJOR weed eating!!!
While Ed was mowing and weed eating, on Saturday, I was in the kitchen canning…ALL DAY! I canned ALL DAY on Friday, too! In fact, I canned peas, beans, and tomatoes every day last week. That’s why our freezer is now full! I froze over 125 ears of corn-on-the-cob over the weekend. I could probably do that much more, if I wanted to–but I don’t!
On Sunday, suddenly, I felt very tired. In fact, I took three naps, and still went to bed at 9:30! Now that’s tired! I’m tired today, as well, but, thankfully, the majority of my work is done. Hallelujah! At least, the canning work is almost done. Only a few peas remain to be dealt with. Next comes catching up with my neglected housework!
We’ve had quite a time with “our girls”, the chickens, since Father’s Day weekend. I haven’t said much about them because I was waiting to see how it all played out. I’ll be posting about the saga of the sick hens tomorrow.
Ed’s working a short week, this week. He’s off for the Fourth of July, and he took Friday off, as well. We have no plans for any of those days. We learned, a long time ago, not to travel near the Fourth of July, so I guess we’ll be chillin’ at home, with a grilled burger. How about you, what are your plans for this week?
Happy Monday, everyone! Have a great week 🙂