Gosh, here we are at Thursday already - the weekend is almost upon us. Being retired - the days all run together. Weekends are not all that special anymore! I do whatever I need to do whenever I feel like it. That is kind of the nice part of being retired. I am now my own boss!!!!!
With the garden getting in gear, there is about to be canning, freezing and preserving. I have been cutting and drying herbs. The grapes are starting to get a light hue of color - won't be long!!!!!!
I pick okra a few at a time. It isn't something that you can keep that long before using - so I cut it up, flash freeze and then I bag for future use.
Tomatoes are starting to get busy!!! I picked yesterday, and many had big splits from the weather. Instead of inviting more fruit flies inside my home - I cleaned them up, blanched and skinned and cut up a few and stuck in a freezer bag until I have enough for salsa.
I think within the next couple weeks, the canning kitchen will get busy! That is good. Free food, organic food, all added to the pantry for yummy eating and gifting.
I have plans to do yard work in the next few days, as the weather is cooling a bit and the humidity is dropping. Goodness, take advantage while the weather cooperates!!!!!
I think maybe my friend and I will be working on taking down at least part of the ramp out front.
This is quite stressful for me. It means putting a HUGE chapter of G behind me - that just makes me sad. The ramp is not needed, and it is starting to have bad wood and not look nice - so it does need to come down. I will keep some of the better nice boards (as wood is so expensive), share some with a guy across the street (he is always making something crafty), and then maybe burn some. It will all get a home. (That will become ash for garden).
I need to trim hair - not sure if that will get done or not this week.
I am about to go out and do my morning harvest. Then who knows what this girl may do!!!!!! I kind of fly by the seat of my pants.
What are you all up to at the ending of this glorious week? Bigs plans? Yard work, gardening, house projects? I just love hearing what everyone is doing. I think we help each other stay motivated.
Let us know what is happening at your homestead.