Saturday, August 24, 2013

To Do List for Today --- Just For Fun

I slept in until 4 AM this morning.....hard to believe.

Just for fun I am listing what I want to get done will probably be embarrassing how little of it I get accomplished.  We shall see.  I will finish the post this evening.

To Do

1.  Finish cleaning and tilling the 4 foot strip next to the dying tomatoes.  Hoe out under the fence.

2.  Plant some fall things here:  lettuce, spinach (if I have seeds), turnips.

3.  Spray herbicide on some very resistant weeds and maybe the fence row along the road.

4.  Can another tray (10x22) of tomatoes  or make a batch of salsa.

Enough....I have already cleaned the utility room and  master bath and vacuumed the master bedroom.

Breakfast was quick and easy.  I had  two ww toasts spread with honey, peanut butter and butter.  DH had oatmeal.

It is now overcast so that will improve the working in the garden bit.

Well, I knew it would be embarrassing and it is!  First I didn't finish the post yesterday

1.  I did get the tilling done.
2.  No planting....DH came in from checking the cows and we decided to work on the apple tree again.
3.  Got the trailer with the sprayer hooked on to the mower.....didn't get the spraying done yet.
4.  Got a little overheated cutting up the apple tree so no canning either.

I am taking Flower Lady's stance; all in good time......check out her post today.  There is a good lesson there for all of us, actually more than one lesson.

I will do the tomatoes first thing this morning.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Good news!  I did do the tomatoes first thing.  I made a double batch (8 pints of salsa).  I had 2/3 of a pint left that I am now eating....had scrambled eggs and salsa this morning.  I was very happy with how it turned out.

Nothing else on the list has been accomplished yet.

 Max's Random Farm Pictures

I had to post this one.   It is a little blurry because it was on full zoom and I trimmed it to get Sugar up close.  I think she looks hilarious in mid-air.

These next two are to show why farmers 'clip/mow' their fields.....He will mow that row of weeds and before long there grass will take  their place like the patch in front of them.


  1. Just finished 7 pints of medium salsa that I thought was the best I have done. The tomatoes are so slow, so this is the beginning of a slow canning season.
    I have a glut of cucumbers, so I am just doing a few pickles and then I am not sure what to do next. I can't find anyone in the fickle neighborhood I moved to, to take any garden stuff, they are too good for the garden I guess.
    You are getting more done than I, and I take FL's advice also, all in due time. That is the best I can do.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. I am not even checking my is a jungle and I don't need them anyway.

      I think I get very little accomplished each day, but so be it.
      Mom used to want to get just one thing done above her normal routine each day; I am adapting to that method.

      I hope you can take it easy to day and just do something that pleases you.

  2. Glenda,

    Love the pictures you've shared with us today.

    I say make your list and just do what you can. If it's to hot or you're tired, the work on the list can be picked up another day :-)

    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Sandy, that is exactly what my husband says. He tells me to quit worrying and take it easy.....hard to break years of habit though.

      Have a super Sunday. DH may become my official Farm Photographer for the blog.

  3. Oh Glenda, that salsa looks wonderful. I still make lists, but not like I used to and only includes absolutely MUST dos. More and more I make 'after' lists - documenting at the end of the day what got done. It's taken a lot of stress off the table.

    Those pics from DH's camera ARE really nice. Does it have a MACRO setting as well as ZOOM? Looks like the cows are getting good pasture this year since you're out of past droughts. Sugar is a doll! Enjoy the day.

  4. It looks to me like you got a lot done.

    Hubs and I try to do a little something each day, no matter how small, it's progress. I do tend to make lists, sometimes written, sometimes mental, and I never get everything done. Everything takes longer than I've thought it would. I may be slower at it than everyone else, but I think the prep and canning process takes a LOT of time.

    I'm doing peaches now and still trying to stay on top of the apple heap. The weeds have taken over the garden and we've both been out hacking away on them. Weeding is one of those jobs that springs eternal.