I woke up Monday to a warm 63°F and later a high of 87°. And guess what?
We started the "resurrection" of the flower beds/rose bed/herb garden on Sunday (no chance in convincing Hubby to break out the chainsaw for wood chores in the heat either), and now we are to get 4 days of possible rain. I guess the Good Lord thought I needed softer soil to rip those weeds out, ha ha!
Clean up before the end of the day. But oh, so much more to weed (like about 60-70 feet of flower/herb beds).
Monday, we labored (again). Hubby mowed some more, we weeded, and prepped the garlic bed. Oh that was a joy - windy as heck, and try putting plastic down in the wind. It took us about 1 1/2 hours or more to pull up old plastic, till, and put the new plastic down. Now it will sit for a week or so to kill off more weeds/grass before I fall plant.
Laundry was put out. Dried in seconds with the wind, heat and sun we had.
Pie pumpkins were picked and brought inside. There are more, and more baby ones just starting.
A few blackberries were enjoyed.
Now about the homemade sausage....
In our parts of the world, we can buy "natural" sausage in patties, but it's not organic/non-gmo. I've been buying organic pork, and making it myself.
It's the next best thing to raising my own pigs, butchering and making the sausage myself (goals). Or some day having a neighbor, like-minded, to barter with some day.
That's the tickler about homesteading - it's a simple way of living, but so many people confuse "simple" with "easy."
To make the homemade sausage: