Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A good productive day...


  Indeed it does... and all my efforts have brought me a bounty of healthy nutrition.  Today I harvested basil and got it in the back to dry. I harvested another 8 pounds of tomatoes.  I picked a little bit of okra and some jalapenos and some chard. Tomorrow I will be picking bell peppers and edamame.  I watered this morning too and I gathered eggs and I spent some time looking things over. This late morning/afternoon, I made tomato sauce and cooked it down and canned it...I canned some pints of dilly green beans and pickled okra and pickled onions too. This evening, we got the radishes, kale, carrots and lettuces planted. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the green beans and the snow peas in.  Then I'll take a breath...lol


  Still hot here and pretty dry. Hoping to get some rain this week...they said maybe on Thursday. I really hope so. That little bit we did get really greened things up. Still need a lot of rain to come close to catching up though. It's amazing the way you can really SEE the difference in the plants that comes from rain as opposed to city water.  


  I'm really craving something chocolate...thinking maybe I'll bake some walnut brownies first thing in the morning before it gets too hot. 

  I made a sweet & sour chicken dish for supper with brown rice...lots of veggies from our garden--carrots, onions, tomatoes, summer squash,  as well as broccoli, celery, pineapple, and a little bit of leftover canned chicken breast that I had canned last year.  That reminds me....I seem to have used up all the pinto beans I canned too. Need to get on that and can some more, and maybe some black beans too. It's really convenient to have them already cooked/canned....The last time I bought canned pintos, they were 99 cents a can...I can do them myself for WAY less than that.


  Watched some Olympics tonight again--I'm getting really tired of it frankly. The Irishman loves it though, so....I usually am up and down and doing things while he sits there mesmerized for 4 hours.  lol

   I'm pretty tired tonight...duh.  Think I'll call it a night. Sweet dreams, all y'all....



DJan said...

I hope you get your rain, Annie. We had a thunderstorm last night, just as I was getting ready to water the garden. I hope it was enough for the plants, I'll check them this morning. You are busy as usual, and yes, organic does taste better! :-)

Beth said...

I thought we were getting rain this morning so I put on my raincoat before I went out. That took care of the rain, stopped it cold after only a tiny shower.
Take time to rest too Annie, and eat a brownie for me.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

We received just a little rain here this afternoon. Thankful for it. It is wonderful all the homade goodies you do! Amazing! Nancy