I'm done!! I am done with school !!! YeeHaw! I am now working, love my job, just wish it paid a bit more. But I love it. What I don't love is being gone all day every day. I thought a part time job was 20 - 25 hours a week, NOT anything under 38 hours a week. Ridiculous! I am not sure how long this will last, but for now, I am having to do it.
Not many deals on food going on right now. With the droughts in some areas, flooding in others, it makes for a bad year for harvest. That said, I hope you all babied your gardens, even if it was only a pot of mint or basil. Be greatful for what you can grow yourself! My beets bolted this year, so were hard as rocks and we did not can any. I am hoping to plant some more this week or labor day weekend. My lettuce in the front yard did not survive the chickens or wild rabbits. The peas were prolific!!! I froze as many as I could keep the kids from eating. My spinach bolted, we fed that to the chickens. The lettuce on the back deck however did very well. It did get a little neglected from water so it is a bit tough, but the kids don't seem to notice so don't tell them. I will also be planting more green onions, beets, lettuce, spinach, peas and maybe chives... we'll see.
Hey, are you having a problem with an herb or flower taking over your garden??? Trying banding it. Take a #10 can and cut both ends off, put it into the ground around the plant trying to expand, this way it won't. I will be doing this labor day weekend with a few of my plants.
I did manage to get some chicken canned in August! I hope to can more stuff as I find good prices on it. But that has been extremely rare!!
This will be the first week of school for the kids. I am not looking forward to that. We had a fabulous vacation this last week with the family in Leavenworth, and it was so relaxing and fun, none of us wanted it to end. I hope we are able to focus more on family this year.
Ok, I will be posting a few recipes in separate posts, you know, to try to use some of your food storage. But I am working full time (unreal!!!) so I will post as I can. Remember family first!