Up early again. I am reading another Dave Roubideaux novel by James Lee Burke, so that is what I do with my first morning coffee. I love that quiet reading time.
First things first, at good daylight I headed out to empty the traps (Japanese Beetles). They weren't quite as full as the first day. These I just emptied in water in a 5-gallon bucket. I may try them on the chickens again today. They may never want to see another JB in their lifetimes.....I know I don't!
By evening, I noticed they were full again.
I made my rounds of the yard and garden, did some spot spraying and trimmed just a little inside the garden fence.
Back in the kitchen. I worked up (I can just hear Mom saying that when she canned) the cucumbers and the last of the early beets. I made another batch of bread and butter and some garlic and dill and one little jar of pickled beets. This should do me on pickles...maybe another jar or two of dills. Now what on earth will I do with all these cucumbers? If I just plant what I need, borers kill the vines...so I over-planted this year.........they are going great guns....
Lunch was pizza from a frozen crust. I had some leftover ground pork and mixed it with a half pound of sausage, sauteed with onion. I thought it was a very tasty combo.
During the canning day I cooked a pot of white beans....supper and other meals to come.
The blackberries are finished. Maybe I can work slowly on getting rid of some very tall poke that has grown in the midst.