Thursday, June 7, 2012

today is my Friday

Today is my Friday. Woot woot! I took tomorrow off as a vacation day. That will hopefully allow me to catch up with things.

Garden is growing like crazy, especially with all this rain. Of course the weeds are growing too! LOL
My 80 year old Dad came over to plant last night but it was sprinking again. Told him I will plant the rest this weekend. It is supposed to be in the 80s. Hopefully when we weed, the strong sun will bake them! LOL
I have no garden pics but we have lots of food planted.tomatoes, beets, watermelon, cantaloupe, butternut squash, zuchinni, summer squash,red onions,cucumbers,sweet bell peppers, hot peppers,corn. I think I covered it all. Biggest two challenges......WEEDS and RACCOONS EATING THE CORN.

If anyone has any ideas on how to deter the raccoons we are willing to try just about anything. Last year in the early morning I saw a family of four going through and knocking down every stalk to eat a little piece of an ear. We got hardly anything out of 4 long rows. Such a shame! I don't mind them eating a little but they are wasteful little critters and don't finish everything on their plates!

Soon I want to start with my canning. It reminds me oftimes with my Mom. I usually make some jellies like garlic jelly, hot pepper jelly, strawberry rhubarb jam, blueberry jam, onion jelly. From time to time we (sis and I ) make other flavors too like apple pie jelly, watermelon jelly etc just to mix it up. I like trying new things and sometimes something you may think "ugh" will turn out to be a favorite. Everyone that I tell I am making garlic or onion jelly has first said that until they try it on something like an everything bagel. Then it is "when you make it again, can I buy a jar?" LOL

Happy Friday!!   er, uh.Thursday for you..........   ;-)

I will close with a kitty pic. Even Phoebe hates the rain! She is waiting for Dad to give her some treats

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