Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Oh me, OH my....
Looky !! There are beautiful lavender colored bee balm flowers in the midst of all the red ones. They are gorgeous and really attracting the bees and hummingbirds.
On a less bright note...maurauders came through last night in the guise of sweet, gentle deer...and ate the tops off ALL my edamame plants...I am so upset. When we moved here 6 years ago, the neighbors told me that if we were going to have a garden, we would have to have it fenced to keep the deer out. It was too late to plant that first year ( and we had so much to do!), but for 5 years since we have had a huge garden and not one bit of trouble with critters. Until last night. Here's what they left me....
In the life of a homesteader, it's always something,. lol
I have decided to go ahead and buy another Oreck. A carpet shampooer this time. I love my vacuum, and don't see how I can go wrong with the shampooer. Their warranties are great and I cannot live without a rug cleaner. AND, if I don't like it, I can return it within 30 days. But I'm telling you, I have never returned anything to them yet. I talked it over with the Irishman and he grunted something, so I'm taking that as a go-ahead. lol I'll be ordering it tonight. And they will ship it and I will have it in my hands within 3 days. At least that's how it usually works.
I made a chocolate cream pie today. And bought some pork butt sliced into thick steaks that I slow cooked in the oven with homemade bbq sauce. Cooked some red potatoes and called it a feast. We may not have much, but we certainly eat well.
I'm going to try my best to get to bed at a reasonable hour tonight...it's been 2 AM or later about 3 nights in a row. And I am tired....
Excited about the canning experiment slated for Thursday. I have always thought about canning meat, but never tried it for some reason. Maybe because, although we do eat meat, we also eat a lot of meatless meals, so it never seemed necessary.
One last thing and then I'm outta here. Asking for prayers, energy, and general good vibes to be sent to Matthew, Petit Fleur's nephew (?) who is facing a most difficult time. Collective energies can work miracles....thank you.