Was actually a fairly productive day. We had a slow start and a mid-day trip to the dentist for the kids. I had intended to buy chicken food on the way home......completely forgot. Maybe I was too busy thinking of the work the kids are going to have on their teeth over the next couple of months. So THEN I intended to go get chicken food after lunch. Completely forgot again! I was so wrapped up in what I was doing. Then a friend said something in a status update on fb about the Dr. Oz show that was on today. That distracted me even MORE!!! GAH!!! When hubby got home he asked if I remembered to get the chicken food. LOL! The closest feed store closes at 5:30........it was 5:27 when I called to ask when closing time was. They said come on. So we went. Might as well get it done while we were actually remembering to do it. Sheesh! Even after the early morning, very boisteruos and loud storm, I still wanted my oldest to mow the back yard this evening......even though it was still damp. You just can't wait here. Blink your eyes and you have a jungle. While she mowed I got my hand clippers and proceeded to clip away at the nearly dried up cucumber vines. The roots came out super easy because of the rain. I am always thankful when I have a good turnout. But I have to admit that I am relieved the uber productive pickling cucumber vines are now in the burn pile. Even though they were mostly dried up, I still found half a dozen great looking fruits. I dismantled and sorted the pieces of my strange collection of hardware that held up all those plants. The little bamboo poles, thin metal poles, cut off the zip ties, untied the strings and so on. She mowed the edge where the grass had started to encroach. Good start. Thinking about putting some of the peas there for a fall planting. Mr. Ziggy Pants (one of my kitty cats) promptly used the area with the nice loose soil as his potty. GROSS-ness! When I saw that I went and got my can of Toney's Cajun seasoning. If that stuff makes me sneeze when I use it, then surely that should do the trick for the cats to. I also put it over the area I cleaned yesterday that has 3 little cabbage seeds. Don't want that ruined if I can help it. That was more than enough outside work for me.......and the kid too. I didn't even make her finish mowing all the way. It will be there tomorrow, a little taller still. And the humidity is just unreal these days. I was ready to just call it quits for the night. But then it was the little ones turn to put me through my paces. We have peppers upon peppers from hubbys last trip to the farm. That kid just loves sitting with me and cutting stuff up. I find it to be adorable. So we set up with a tray table at the couch and rocking chair, turned on the Olympic Gymnastics and got to work. Green Bells, Yellow Bells and the large sweet Banana Peppers. Washed, cut and deseeded. Tomorrow I will do the Bells in the processor then Vac seal them for the freezer. I hope to get to pickle the Banana peppers. We cut those into just the right shape for it. Whew! Big pain patch on my low back and in the bed watching more Olympics. We sure have been enjoying watching all that fun and sportsmanship! Hope you have too :)
We finally got a little rain and you could almost see the grass growing. Son was cutting it yesterday and wouldn't you know it started to rain. He didn't quit. Like you said, it would be a jungle in a day!