Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14, 2010

This hot weather is making me yearn for the cool, crisp days of Autumn.  Autumn is my favorite time of year.  The colors of yellow and orange, the crunching of the leaves underfoot, and the smells.... ah, pumpkin, cinnamon.... scarecrows, gourds.

I spent the day outdoors today.  I mowed the yard and took a hoe to both gardens.  Even though they were put out late, everything is looking promising.  I have 5 pepper plants, 1 cantaloupe, about 13 tomato plants and one cherry tomato.  4 of them are roma tomatoes.  We have two rows of purple hull peas, 4 rows of corn, a row of cucumbers, and half a row of okra, and a couple of rows of green beans... mmm dill, basil, oregano, mint, and... that's all I can remember!

Later today, Joe ground up about 15 pounds of deer meat and I got it mixed up to make jerky tomorrow.  He left about a pound and a half and I sliced into fairly thin and make that into jerky tonight.  It only took about 4 hours to cook.  Needless to say that's what we had for dinner!

I had so much fun this afternoon watching the tiny yellow and black finches at the feeder.  I counted 6 at one time.  We have 2 hummers that visit a few times a day.  My neighbor brought over about 15 ears of sweet corn.  As much as I wanted to grill some tonight, I decided to put them in the freezer til the boys get back.  They LOVE corn on the cob!

1 comment:

Molly said...

oh how I love those boys!