Monday, July 22, 2013
chicken with no head
this is just a small amount of the plants I have put in since spring. In fact I have put in over 250 tomato plants, 150 bell pepper plants, and 240 onions along with several other is just the tip of the ice burg...then I went to a produce auction and got more...then a friend was over ran with beets and I got those....sigh...best description of me right now is a chicken running around without their head.
For right now, 2 deep freezers and both freezers to refrigerators are full to the brim. I am out of shelf room in the pantry with this last round of canning tomatoes.I will have to start storing canning under the bed, in closets etc. I don't stop putting up just because I am being over ran. I figure there are good years and then there are bad years with the garden(like last year and tomatoes) so it just gets shoved some where.I still need more tomatoes (fingers crossed that I will get them from my own garden), green beans (which are growing but not producing) and cabbage. I will probably buy the cabbage at the produce auction. I plan to make kraut this year as we eat it regularly.
I have changed our "diet"to be closer to the Mediterranean diet to try to get my cholesterol in control as I can't take statins and my insurance doesn't cover Zetia.
I am so far behind I thought I was first seems to have become my motto.
Meantime, two of the kids moved and needed our help as we have the trailer, one went to AT for military and I stayed at their place and babysat my four legged grandchildren.Then we got notice we might have to move and then after a frantic couple of weeks was told that wasn't going to happen.SIGH.
I hurt my shoulder to the point I have had physical therapy and now have an appointment with the specialist.
So today I am sitting down and setting goals of what I need to get done and what I want to get done before the snow flies or worse surgery on the shoulder.
We are tightening the budget to save more as we realized just how much it would cost for us to move into something that would suit us with our lifestyle.
I best get at it...have a Blessed Day