We made a concentrated effort yesterday to get the last of the wood split up and stacked in the shed but didn't even come close to making it all the way through the (huge) pile. Even thought it was a physically hard work day, I didn't feel bad at all. Could be I over-did it a little though 'cause I didn't sleep well last night. Very restless and couldn't get comfortable.
This morning neither my brain nor my body wanted to function. But things in the garden needed to be harvested so I gave it what I had to give . . . which wasn't a whole lot.
Picked more peas. The inner two rows (the ones that have grown together and now form an almost impenetrable jungle) are not maturing. Nice, large, long pods but the peas inside don't seem to be growing. This could be because they aren't getting enough sunshine. Or air circulation. Or oxygen. They may never mature. I'll just have to wait and see. I did get three more 2-serving bags shelled and put in the freezer.
Then we set up our beet processing assembly line again. I harvested the Forono beets and put seventeen more servings in the freezer. The above picture shows the bags laid out on cookie sheets in the freezer to freeze solid before I pack them all in a bigger bag. (They kinda look like a bunch of bags of nonpareils, don't they?)
I had enough beets left over (3-1/2 quarts) to make a batch of pickled beets. It would have been nice to get this done tonight, but I have done run out of steam. (Problem was I didn't have any to start with today.) I'll put the beets in the refrig and that will be first on my list to get done tomorrow.
While I was cooking the beets today,
Oh, well. I'll take some Geritol tonight before bed and be fine in the morning. (Do they still make Geritol?)
P.S. A bunch more quilts have been added to the "Slideshow" over at Mama Pea Quilts and I'm going to write a new post there as soon as I finish this one. Check it out if you wish.