The children and I have spent each morning outside working. We do chores and some extra house work after lunch and then we do something fun together before I head off to my room to take a rest break. We head back out to the yard after dinner and don't come back in 'till bedtime. It feels good to get so much work done and spend lots of time in the sunshine!
Monday I made homemade roasted salsa and the baking pan shattered in the oven. I threw the rest of the glass baking pans away. This is the fourth or fifth one that has shattered in the last year!
I eat the whimp salsa and the rest of the family enjoys hot. I just spell checked wimp and realized I spelt it wrong on my jar. I wonder when they will have auto spell check on pens? I'm a wimp in mind and taste bud.
Monday I planted peppers.
And tomatoes. I'm trying out some of the ideas I found in the world record tomatoes book.
|There is cement under that pile of gravel. We'll get around to moving it soon.|
We mulched them with compost and hay. I hope the mulch helps them stay productive during the hot part of our summer.
|I'm also trying his pruning recs. That's why this tomato looks to bare.|
My husband pulled the stump out of the ground with the truck. It was fun to play on before it got chopped up.
Here's the root. Everyone was pretty impressed by how big it was.
Today we got the corn planting area ready, spread compost, and burnt wood. My husband is outside digging up pipe so he can add some more spigots to make watering easier. After I finish this I will head back outside and see what I can find to do.
Our teens are out of school for the rest of the week so we should be able to get a lot more work finished up. I'm going to love taking a break from all of this labor next week when we go back to school!