Whew! Today has been a very busy day! It started at 4:30 am and is now nearly 7:30pm, and I have many more things to do before bedtime at 9pm.
After Tim left for work, I headed out to the garden (5:30am). I weeded, uncovered/loosened the dirt around the onions, checked the black raspberries (only a handful of black ones!), picked a few green beans, and harvested some plantain and a few potatoes and onions.
I got back inside at 7:30am and made zucchini bread for breakfast. I also started making squash pickles. I realized I did not have enough vinegar and went to my mother-in-law’s to borrow some. When I was there (same driveway 1/2 mile from my house), my husband called and said the vet said I needed to take the puppy in immediately to have his stitches checked out (he swallowed a rock and had to have surgery, his stitches appeared to be coming out).
I returned home around 10:45am. I was also blessed to catch a few minutes to talk to my sister-in-law while driving home and again after we returned home! It was pouring down rain by the time we got home. The squash had been soaking and was ready to have the spices added, loaded into jars, and sealed. I finished around 12pm. We had to get ready for the Summer Reading Program at the library which started at 1pm. We left around 12:30pm. It lasted until around 2pm.
Then, we went to a friend’s house from the library and stayed until 5pm. I had to loop back by the bank, then we went home.
Supper was leftover soup and biscuits from last night as well as some zucchini bread for dessert. After supper was eaten and cleaned up, I had to practice with my two children who take music lessons! Now, I am trying to catch up on emails after a long day without the computer even being turned on (the previous posts were scheduled earlier in the week to post today!)!
Overall, I feel I accomplished a lot today especially considering all the interruptions. Below are some pictures; recipes to come soon! Hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday!
The potatoes from the garden. One potato plant had completely died, and I decided to see what was under it, if anything! I found four good sized potatoes. The few green beans I picked are beside them. The children picked the first run of beans on Tuesday night! Thursday afternoon and Friday will be bean breaking and canning time!
The Plantain I harvested. It is very useful for treating bee stings and other insect bites. I hope to share a recipe with you soon!
Zucchini Bread. Three loaves. The two smaller ones are from glass bread pans and the larger one is from a stainless steel pan.
6 pints and 5 half pints of squash pickles. Hope to have recipes and instructions soon for making your own squash pickles! They are our favorite!
After all my interruptions including putting the children to bed, it is now 8:41 pm! Time to get ready for bed myself! Stay tuned for the recipes!