I finally got a chance to join this again. The tomatoes were exhausting this year, but we are thankful to have them.
The tomato plants have all been yanked, and are done for the season. That was a big job. The yellow squash and the zucchini plants have been yanked.
The plants were huge this year. I had not had time to pull the plants earlier, and it appears that the bees cross pollinated the zucchini with the yellow squash plants. I am still getting some nice yellow squash, but some plants are like in the photo above. Either way, they are out now. I'm trying to leave the acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and pie pumpkins in as long as I can.
We got more work done on "Chicken Castle" or otherwise known as the Hilton Hen House. We still need to frame in the door (woohoo for a regular walk-in door for me), build the door, frame in the windows (yay for ventilation on hot summer days), then side it and roof it. After that we will build the run. We are far from done, but making progress again. We reached out help, but they never called us back.
The weekend was cold! Our nights were in the lower 40's here. It was a perfect time to dehydrate Goldenrod. It's been preserved and stored for winter. Dehydrating may happen a few days this week. It all depends on the weather.
Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. It's been a while since I've done this, but like I said, I canned two weeks straight when the paste tomatoes were harvested.
The weather . . .
As I look outside my window. . .
It's pitch dark out right now, but I see some schools are delayed due to fog.
Right now I am . . .
Posting this, so I can go do my exercise for the morning.
Thinking and pondering . . .
We are working on a plan for the garden next year. We need to get at least one raised bed built for fall garlic (new plan and hope is works).
I have a small ornamental apple tree in the front of the property. I am thinking I will dig it and move it, so in the spring I can add a plum tree to the homestead in the same location the apple tree was.
Listening to . . .
Work out music first, then Country music
How I am feeling . . .
Pretty good now that things are slowing down in the canning department here. I am getting used to my exercise routine, and my husband's health is doing better than ever right now. We will have actual numbers in about 3 months, so I am hoping for a really good doctor check up for him.
On the breakfast plate . . .
-Einkorn pancakes with blueberries, sausage patties
-next will be crockpot steel cut oats with our apples
On the lunch plate . . .
-chicken salad on a Swedish bread cracker, apple with peanut butter dip (Greek plain yogurt mixed with sugar free all peanut, peanut butter)
On the dinner plate . . .
-Sheet pan chicken sausage dinner with carrots and rutabaga
What I am wearing . . .
Still in jammies, sipping coffee at the moment
On the reading pile . . .
Mostly recipe books.
On the TV . . .
Movies on YouTube lately
On the menu . . .
-Try a new slaw recipe for a side this week
-Try a new broccoli/fruit salad this week or next
-grill burgers, topped, no bun, with one of the above sides
Looking around the house . . .
-I have yarn on a shelf that needs put back in storage
-I have a bunch of scrap yarn in my bedroom that needs put back in storage
-one kitchen counter is covered with stuff that piled up during busy canning season. Something always suffers, right?
To-do list . . .
-sweep and mop all floors
Devotional, verse, thoughts, prayers . . .
In regards to the prayer requests for our friend's daughter (brain bleed), she is off the ventilator, and making some movement, but not talking. Thank you all! I will try and get updates here as I get them.