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Monday, August 22, 2022

 August 22, 2022

We continue to keep a steady stream of sweat running off our faces!  Lol !  

We did however loose an entire month due to poison oak!  We had a standing dead ash tree fall onto one of our fields, and our first thought was one of pure joy… look at how much firewood we could harvest!

I saw some vines on the old trunk of the tree, and looked at the leaves of the vine, to make sure it wasn’t poison ivy.  The leaves looked like green oak leaves.  We worked on that tree for three days.  The forth morning, we noticed swelled mosquito bite spots on our legs, and arms.  We thought maybe some mosquitoes had invaded during the night.  During breakfast on that forth morning, we noticed some blisters forming on the mosquito bites…darn!  

We tried every single home remedy we heard of, from white shoe polish dabbed on, to menthol salve dabbed on.  It was ridiculous really! 

After 21 days, our nightmare was over, but I can promise y’all that that tree was tractor pushed off into the woods to rot!  Honestly, I can’t think of any worse thing to have!  

Anyway… the tomatoes are done in the garden.  

The sweet potato squash is looking awesome!

The Gracie beans are blooming, so we will be covered up in beans in about three weeks.

The above picture is of the Lima beans.  I have never grown limas before, so this is my maiden growing.  The lower picture above is of the Gracie beans blooming.  They are such a pretty white!  

Hope y’all have a wonderful week, and close out this month with some real porch sittin, and coffee sippin!

Monday, July 4, 2022

 July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day!

I can’t believe that the month of June completely passed by, and I have not posted!

We have been very busy in the garden, and putting up our bounty!

Early onions put up in the cellar.  I have never hung and dried onions before, so the jury is still out on how this preservation method will work for us.

Put up sweet relish, corn salsa, dill pickles, pickled beets, and regular salsa.  The shelves in the cellar are filling up.

We have had great success with the potato bed this year. So far I have only dug out a third of the trough, and we are pleased as punch that potatoes are not a fail in the water trough garden bed.

That’s about all we have for now, but some great projects are coming up, and I will be posting on them soon.

Get outside and and get some porch sittin done!