This morning we awoke to quite chilly temperatures. I never checked the temps this morning but the low tonight is supposed to be 54º. What a very welcome change from the 105º we had yesterday. Both of us headed straight to the garden.
Vince began by pulling up the okra. It could have stayed longer but I have all I want and it was so full of ants and I’m ready to have an all new garden. Speaking of having all I wanted, Vince said ‘Too bad the okra didn’t make enough to put any in the freezer!” OMG! I’m going to use that tone again! I put up 24 pints of okra and tomatoes in jars, 14 quarts and 12 pints of plain okra in jars and probably 6 pints in the freezer. Hmmm, I didn’t know that . . he says! I threw some away, I gave some to neighbors. I had so much okra . . and he never even noticed!
In the picture above, he’s crushing a grasshopper! Will those things ever go away? By the way, with 7 chickens running around all the time and 2 more escapees who are spending too much time running around, there’s no obvious reduction in the grasshopper population. A friend told me he has 28 chickens running around and grasshoppers at his house are as bad as they are here.
There go all the okra stalks. Vince is sure there’s something constructive he can do with them. That man cannot throw anything away.
Vince will till it all up again and I’ll be ready to start planting. And . . the planting, weeding, harvesting, canning starts all over again! And I love every minute of it!