Swiss chard, rosemary, comfrey, calendula, a tiny bit of fresh thyme for a tea infusion, and some wild growing dandelions. It was all put up, dried, or blanched.
I also brought in 2 buckets of red la soda potatoes. Either we didn't get a good harvest due to the drought we fought, or these potatoes just don't produce well. I'm going back to my red pontiac. I think they did better as far as how many pounds we got. These are smaller and less potatoes per starter potato. I have many more to dig up.
Today, half of those tomatoes are in the pot already. I need them off the table to spread out the potatoes to cure. I may have to get a table set up in my utility room to keep them safe from my
I got smart this time too. I cut up the tomatoes and got them through the sauce maker before exercise. Then I have a head start on that reduction that takes all day. I messed up on sauce day, and was putting them in the canner at 9pm. I started way too late. After cutting up 45 lbs. of tomatoes, 10 lbs. is nothing.
One of my girls (our baby), had a not-so-good first day of school - first day of high school. Her locker stuck, she had an anxiety attack, and then missed the bus home. Her older sister had her back. She texted me right away that her sister missed the bus, so I sent my son over to get her. Her ipod was dead and she could not text me to tell me she needed a ride, but thankfully, her sister had the phone and it was charged. It caused more anxiety and she came home a mess. Thankfully, I had a tea infusion on the table, and shared it. She now wants an infused tea every day. Thank goodness for lemon grass. I plan on making her an oil for rubbing on her temples too. I want my kids to have the knowledge that not everything that happens to our bodies requires a pill. She recovered and hopefully today will be much better.
We had tornadoes come through last night, so we were on "watch" for all going under cover. I just reminds me of that cellar we need to dig. We made it through the night without harm and got the needed rain. It was sprinkling this morning, so that changed what I was making with tomatoes.
If it clears up and I get ketchup canned in time, Hubby promised me for a motorcycle ride. I'm thrilled to see him so happy. I'm thrilled it gave me the motivation to keep up with routine exercise. I'm down in weight again today, and only .4 of a pound to meet my first goal. The second goal requires spending cash at the Harley store for a new pair of jeans. That may take until spring, so Hubby can rest on spending that cash, ha ha!