I have no real excuse for not posting but laziness!
I am updating from my written daily journal.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hot and Dry.
We went to nearby town for DH's haircut and I went across to the store and bought blueberries that were on sale. I think I got all they had!
I made my first blueberry pie and we thought it was very good.
I will freeze the rest of the blue berries.
I boiled a chicken for later meals.
I watered the orchard deeply at each tree. I lifted the flakes of hay mulch and was pleased to see there was still some moisture showing. DH did a better job than I had thought! Maybe he is learning gardening at long last.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Hot and dry today
I watered my pathetic little bed of zinnias and the Limelight hydrangea area at the end of the porch. The poor thing was wilted at 7 AM.
After setting the sprinkler, I went to the barn and milked.
I cut two rows of sweet corn and tossed to Willow.
I finally cut the patch of head-high poke and lamb quarter in the New Bed and at the west end of the Kitchen garden. Watered by hand the melon hills.
One squash plant was wilted. I guess the squash bugs or borers found it. I have been checking so carefully......
I harvested a few items.
The Strawberry Fields gomphrena doesn't quite look like Park's catalog photo! Surprise, surprise! I do like the longer stems. I have two clumps hung to dry. I hope the color holds well.
P.S. I made chicken pot pie with biscuits using part of the chicken I boiled and still have all the white meat left for another dish. Probably fettuccine Alfredo with chicken chunks and maybe the rest with yellow rice. We are really enjoying the spicy yellow rice. I cooked the last in chicken broth and tossed in some sauteed onion and red pepper flakes for a side dish. DH even ate a dish for his supper....a true endorsement over his peanut butter.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Hot and dry.
Watered the Indian Giver bed
Tilled the garden and made a small herb bed next to the path. It wasn't my first choice but I realized I was going to loose the plants if I didn't get them in the ground asap. I kept waiting for a rain and cooler weather that never came. They are pretty sorry looking now. I will watch them closely and keep my fingers crossed.
I weeded the west end of the Kitchen Garden around the aster that still hasn't been moved. It was mostly lambs quarter and was as tall as my shoulders.
I did the same with the New Bed outside the kitchen. When that poke rears its stubborn head again, I am brushing it with diesel fuel. That will kill anything.
Whew! Caught up again.
Sunday looms ahead. Hot and dry.