Just a quick update today because I am busier than a one armed paper hanger right now.
Baby O and I picked 4 five gallon buckets of purple hull peas yesterday. So my job today is to shell and can them. Some of the peas will be retained for seeds. Baby O is working today so I am on my own. Most mothers bond with their teenage daughters over a shopping trip or such. Baby O and I had a nice visit over the pea patch. And the squash, cucumber and zucchini patches too!
O Wise One is pulling up the Purple Hull Pea patch and the first patch of Jade green beans. That leaves 2 patches of Jades at different maturity levels remaining. One is strictly for seeds. The 6 rows that contained the peas and beans will be tilled today and spread with rabbit manure. Then O Wise One will replant the 6 rows with English peas for the fall.
We also picked onions yesterday and those will dry for awhile and then be sliced and dehydrated for winter.
And on top of that my computer is on the UPS truck to be delivered today : ) : ) : )
So if you lose me for awhile I am trying to hook it up between all this canning and gardening. I may call in the cavalry and get the two girls to hook it up for me simply because they can do it faster.
I have 2 weeks worth of pictures to down load from the camera and a new Windows program to learn.
So if the Good Lord's willing and the creek don't rise I'll see you folks tomorrow!
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter