Another week is just about over, flown by in a flash. Mostly homestead-y type stuff filling our time, but as Papa Pea agreed last night in bed as I was yammering away (I couldn't fall asleep, although I think he was already more than halfway there), there's nothing we'd rather be doing.
Not a lot going on in the garden that has demanded attention though.
Even the flowers are way behind schedule, but developing slowly all the same. The morning glories on the tepee trellis are about three-fourths of the way to the top, but not showing many blooms.
The same for the ones I planted at the base of this archway trellis in the field garden. I pictured them climbing all the way over the top with a heavy display of blooms. Don't think that will happen this year.
The strawberries are done producing and already showing their fall colors. (Eeek, wait! I'm not ready for that.)
Maybe this sixteen foot long bean row is a good lesson in teaching that patience pays. I replanted bare spots two times, but now it looks like a luxuriant stand with (finally!) inch-long beans appearing.
The edible podded peas have been producing prolifically. I pick them every day and we eat them with every meal. Yes, we do and are still enjoying them to the hilt!
We got our first measurable amount of raspberries yesterday, probably about six cups. These are the Reveille variety which are our heaviest bearing. The berries seem to be especially large in size this year.
I spent one long afternoon baking five different varieties of goodies for a program at our local (wonderful) library. The big advantage was that it also restocked our freezer with a nice variety of treats to have on hand.
Our main thrust this week has been wood working. We usually have our wood supply high, dry and tucked away in the spring of each year, but we had a couple of glitches thrown in that plan this year so we're having to make a big push on it now.
We had some wood left (from two years ago, I think, maybe three) in the back of the small wood shed that we wanted to start filling first so it had to be brought out. We'll use this wood first this heating season. It filled this 12' long auxiliary rack plus half of another one just like it.
We've gotten a good start on cutting, splitting and stacking wood in the small shed.
While Papa Pea cuts the wood into stove size lengths with the chainsaw, I've been working on filling the kindling bin which seems like a slow task, but it's oh-so-nice to have it all set and ready for the whole heating season.
That's an overview of our week so far. Our weather continues to be very cool, but it's just perfect for our wood working efforts.
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