May presented us with very heavy storms, flooding, tornadoes, hail, rain, and winds. In fact, many areas still haven’t recovered from the flooding.
Listening and viewing all of our weather notification resources, this tropical storm rolling into Texas, will also be heading toward us, and other states.
With May’s storms, we lost a good chunk of our garden, and had to replant. Because this storm is heading our direction, I went once again to the large orange box store and picked up a good handful of large 3mil + painter tarps to cover areas of our garden.
Speaking of gardens, here’s an update on how things are going in ours at our homestead.
Here’s our first harvest of green beans, a small but healthy looking harvest. Since the harvest was small, instead of freezing or canning these beans, I went ahead and cleaned them, chopped them up, and put them inside my chicken and dumplings with the other vegetables: carrots, celery, and onions.
Tomatoes………..they’re starting to really sprout. If you ask me what type of tomato, I’ll have to say I don’t know, because several of my markers were blown away with the last storm. Come harvest time, I’ll be able to identify the type of tomato J
Jalapenos are developing. Last post, I mentioned blossoms on the plants, now we have actual peppers.
On Sunday, I harvested the last of my onions, and started curing them inside the house, in the kitchen, on two shelves. My entire house smells of fresh onions.
|Another shelve is off to the side.|
We now have 91 onions to last through the year; only one onion had to be thrown out because it split, and was a tad rotten due to all the rain we’ve been having.
After my husband’s surgery, he couldn’t have a regular meal (for a couple of days) because his throat was extremely soar, making it hard to swallow. So for one of our meals (yes, I was sympathetic and ate the same things my husband did) I made a cantaloupe slushy with fresh cantaloupe, crushed ice, and filtered water, blended up in the blender.
OMG folks, this was so good, fresh, naturally sweet, and nice and cold. If you want something light and filling, try the cantaloupe slushy; you won’t be disappointed.
For all of my friends who asked, Bulldog Man is feeling better now, after having a good night’s sleep last night, and a solid meal today. To all of my Blogger friends, thank you all again for your warm thoughts, and prayers; we felt them.
No complaints here from me folks, life is good!!!