Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summer harvesting....filling the pantry.

Oh boy! I have been busier than a one armed paper hanger! Over the last few weeks I have been working out at a local military installation as a roll player. The military staged the area to look like a bomb had hit nearby, and we as roll players are the injured, displaced citizens. The military units come in, set up decontamination tents, medical tents, etc. and run us all through. The "wounds" we are given look awesome!
We act out our part, then the military does their part.... providing us with medical attention, and sending us to the Red Cross. It really is a lot of fun...some days are better than is usually very hot is the best training for our military. I love it! ( and the pay is pretty good too ) BUT.....even though I am working off the farm for 12 to 14 hours a day.. I still have the farm to take care of.. animals to feed, water, milk and the gardening to do. Whew! Now that we are done out there... I have to play catch up here! Yesterday I spent the whole day in the kitchen, from10:30 am, until 12:30 pm. Stopping only to do the chores and have supper. I was able to get 19 pints of green beans canned and 4 quarts of spaghetti sauce done. Today I will be focusing on the gardens again, tying up tomato plants....pulling weeds...and getting to whatever else needs done. Summer is winding down fast...soon it will be time to completely clear out the coops, give them a good scrubbing and all new bedding. I really need to finish the rabbit runs too! Our grapes are almost ready to pick. I have been snacking on them while working outside. They are so sweet. A great sweet sugary snack to give me that little kick I need sometimes. The sun is up..... time for me to head on out and get this day started. How is your summer harvest going?

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