May 14, 2019

Summer Garden is DONE!

The summer garden is planted! 

Today I planted all the vines. We're talking watermelons, cantaloupes, summer squashes, winter squash, cucumbers, pole beans... Sadly, when I was hardening off the vines, a few didn't make it into the house overnight, so my eggplants and a few melon varieties didn't survive. Oh well, there's always next year! Also, I was pulling a few weeds here and there, and GUYS! I HAVE POTATOES! I guess I didn't get all of them out of the ground last year, because there are little potato leaves poking up out of the dirt. Meanwhile, I had already seeded potatoes for container gardening, mostly because it's easier to harvest that way, so we're going to have LOTS of yummy roots. 

I did realize that I haven't planted any lettuce. But lettuce is easy and grows just about anywhere, in any condition. And I am officially a crazy plant lady. 

Know what else? School gets out in two weeks. I am real ready to be done for the year. It's just been a hard year for all of us, and we are going to take some time to regroup, and we are going to have lots of mini adventures all summer long. They have to be mini adventures because big kids have big kid things to do. We are going to be so crazy busy, and THAT'S OKAY. It will be a good busy, because I have lots of OUTDOOR IDEAS, because sunshine is delicious for our souls. 

In other news, the fridge is finally fixed! It's cold again! Not having a refrigerator FOR OVER A MONTH was not the funnest for us. We have a second fridge, but it is SMALL, and it basically held the condiments. And even though my canning season is supposed to just be starting, I had to adjust because the freezer stuff thawed out and there is NO WAY IN HELL that I was going to be tossing all that defrosted meat. So I made a LOT of chili, and a LOT of taco soup, and a LOT of bone broth, and ALL THAT JAZZ. But tomorrow, I do want to get some rhubarb something going. I'm going to make a cranberry/rhubarb chutney thing that is amazing with pork and chicken. And obviously I have to make some sort of pastry thing. We shall see. I always have grand plans, but they don't always come to fruition. Ah well, that is life, and life is good. And I need to remember to take a picture of everything before it starts getting big!