I got tons done. Grass mowed, yard trimmed, bushes trimmed, and lots of stuff pulled and yanked!
My hands keep cramping up on me this afternoon! So much yanking and using the weed whacker had it's toll on my poor hands. They will be fine later.
It's that time of the year to get it done. It is still summer as far as the calendar says and even the weather. Fall will be here quickly.
My garden is really slowing down. I still have tomatoes hanging, but ripening very slowly now. Still have cabbage and broccoli and peppers and some cucumbers.
Squash is done.
It won't be long till I have to clean out the garden. I figure get the flower beds in order and the yard in order while I have a chance.
Is anyone else winding down?
I know some of you are just now getting lots of produce - but I think a lot of us are getting smaller yields.
I still need to make jelly and jams - but other than some other cabbage products I am getting to the end of canning.
That is unless I find some HUGE and FANTASTIC deal on produce. Odds are that won't happen.
Gardens slowing, canning slowing, daylight is less, sunsets are pretty - but it's still hot for now!
Soon the days will be getting crisp and cool, leaves will need to be raked, gardens to turn over, and pumpkins and apples to buy!
I love my garden and yard and I totally enjoy preserving the harvest. However, I do look forward to a little cooler weather. Don't get me wrong - not winter!!!!! I am not a fan of snow and ice. I used to love it - then I met G!
He worked for the city and always was gone round the clock when weather got nasty. He was the only mechanic that the small town had - so he was there round the clock sometimes for days. I HAD to take care of the snow removal here.
Now he can't do it, and I still have to. I know he would love to be able to get around well enough - but then he wouldn't be retired and I would still be in the same boat!! LOL
I guess snow shoveling is my destiny!
So, as I get ready to soak in a tub for a while tonight, I wish you all a good summer's wind down. It is great exercise and it's FREE when we do it ourselves.
It does make you feel accomplished when a hard working day is done. Things look so pretty and all is right with MY world!
How is your world changing?
Are you ready for fall temps and fall fun?
Have a good one!