How has everyone been this past week? We have had a nice week.
The weather wasn't too bad - we had some partial days of no AC - then 2 very hot and humid days. Yesterday I turned off AC and it still hasn't come back on. Windows are open and it is lovely. This coming week I guess it is suppose to warm up mid week (not too bad), then next weekend be in the 70's! What a great way to start August!
I saw a rabbit in the side yard this morning - then it went next door. That is the first rabbit I have seen in years (since having outdoor cats). We have all kinds of other critters, but not usually bunnies. Of course I went to the garden this morning, and there was a huge half eaten tomato! Coincidence? Maybe. I always have a couple nibbled on - but something really liked this one. At least it ate half and not just a bite!!
My frugal week:
- Used rain water when I needed to water
- Rain barrels have been staying full - with all the rain we have been getting
- Did a bit of mower repair - then mowed, trimmed bushes, whacked weeds, pulled weeds, for a total of 8 hours one day. It was nice weather - took advantage. Boy was this old gal tired!
- I pulled out all the lettuce. It had gotten stalky and bitter. Will replant in a couple weeks.
- Planted more green onions sets
- Dehydrated 6 trays of basil
- Hard boiled eggs
- Line dried laundry
- Ran all errands on one day. I stopped by an ethnic grocery to check out produce prices - way too expensive. Now I know!
- Picked zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers, jalapenos and many tomatoes - one tomato weighed 1 lb. 3 oz.!
One big and pretty 'mater!
- Used all leftovers and re-invented some into new meals
- Canned 14 pints salsa
- Dyed my hair. You know it's time for a touch-up, when hubs says "so, when did you decide to let your hair go natural?" LOL
- Stopped at Save-A -Lot (not a normal shopping place) and stocked up on coffee. Maxwell House - almost 2 lb. cans for 4.99 each. Got 6 - that will last a long time here with what we already have on hand.
- G's aunt stopped by and brought some family history info and pictures for him. What a gold mine! One branch of family was researched back 24 generations, with the oldest birth year of 1150 in Normandy!!!!
Meals this week:
Onion/Swiss burgers, steamed broccoli, and salad
Chicken strips, green beans/pots, zucchini salad
Picked up dinner at the 50's diner up the road - too tired to cook (yard day)
Taco skillet dinner
BBQ wings and salad
Mexican pizza (used leftover taco stuff)
Big mess of fried zucchini and sliced tomatoes - oh yum!
How was your week? How are your gardens doing? Is anyone canning yet?
I hope anyone that planted a garden - is getting produce! Any bounty we receive is a blessing. It has been a strange (weather) summer for sure.
May the Lord keep you in His protective and loving hands this week. Stay safe and productive my friends.
Blessings to all.