Thursday was so busy. I still had on my pajamas when Vince got home from work. I don’t think that’s ever happened. I started out with a huge “to do” list and what do you think happened right off the bat? I cut the tip of my finger! Not a bad cut but one of those that’s just so darned sore. I got some new knives. I’ve almost cut myself with them in the sink twice in two days and had said I wasn’t going to put them down in the sink but I did. The first thing I did was reach down into the water and cut a huge chunk out of a fingernail. I stopped, cut the nail, filed it smooth, stuck my hand back in the water and cut my finger on the same blasted knife. That created problems for me all day!
I did get 21 jars of raspberry jam made. I used Tattler lids on all of them except 3 so I can give away 3 jars . . no more!
Then the mail lady brought my tomato seeds that I’ve been waiting for and since time is so short, I stopped right then and went and planted them.
I think I planted too many but seeds and dirt are cheap. I planted 15 containers of 8 seeds – all tomatoes! 120 tomatoes! And I planted 8 eggplant seeds. Chances are not all the tomatoes will come up but if they do, I surely will be a happy gardener. My “honey do” priority for this weekend is for Vince to build some kind of shield/screen to keep those giant grasshopper things from eating my new sprouts. It was fun feeding those grasshoppers to the chickens but I’ve had enough of them already and want them gone . . for good! Somehow I’m thinking that me wanting them gone for good is just too bad.
All the little cardboard trays are numbered and I made my trusty spreadsheet so I can take notes and decide which tomatoes do better here and which ones we like the best. All I need now is . . Fall!