We've had still more rain. But we did manage to have some sun for a couple of days. During that time we spent in the yard trying to get a month's worth of weeding done in one day. Oy! We also did a crazy amount of laundry. We do not have a dryer and so we need the sunny days to dry our laundry. Haven't been too many good drying days. WE are still on blight watch of the potato patch and tomato plants. I've applied copper and will have to apply more later this week when (supposedly) the weather dries out. We need Heat and Sun.
I have been knitting a custom sweater for a client. The one advantage of the rain is that I do not feel as though I am losing out on the good weather while I while away the hours on a very big green sweater.
Moving plans are moving along. We have several folks interested in our land. We hope to use the proceeds from the sale as a down payment on a new home. We are making lists of things that need to be done at our house to have it ready to put on the market. But until we have folks interested in the house I will worry..it's what I do...
Meanwhile I keep busy...
Plant: I had some empty spots so I planted more tomato plants, and a bee balm. I planted more carrots. I am thinking that if I stays cool I will plant more spinach when the peas are done.
Harvested: comfrey, yarrow, lettuce, strawberries, peas, basil, beet greens, scallions, garlic scapes, broccoli,
Preserved: 8 1/2 pits strawberry jam, 3 pints dehydrated strawberries, 5 quarts frozen rhubarb,
Eat the food: My little guy is finally eating green foods. A daily dose of broccoli with a smattering of green pea. Whoo Hoo! Strawberry short cake, strawberry with our granola, strawberry ...just cause they are there. Local chicken. Plenty of salads.
manage reserves/ prepped: weeding, applying copper to spuds, plenty of packing and deep cleaning.
Local foods: We went strawberry picking. I think we will go back this week to put a few more in the freezer. The local farm also has pea picking. The peas are slow to ripen here, so I think that a few quarts to supplement what we are growing would be prudent.