Then Papa Pea cleaned up the flack from our splitting efforts and limbed a tree we took down on Monday.
Our wood working area in the back is smack up again heavy woods on rapidly rising ground and there was a really tall dead poplar tree leaning toward our work area. Hubby refused to do any wood working back there until we took the tree down. He explained that if the tree fell on him, I'd have to work up all the wood by myself. Hmm, made sense. We took the tree down.
While he was occupied with clean-up, I used my time to split the last four bundles of slabwood (for kindling) we had left over from last fall when I filled the kindling bin. I'll need plenty more before the bin is full again but the bundles were stored in the small wood shed that we're filling with wood so I wanted to get them out of there.
Next we tackled the lawn mowing. That's a job I can't say either of us love. We simply have too dang much lawn to mow. But before you conjure up a picture of a manicured, green lushness of Kentucky Bluegrass, let me explain that our "lawn" is primarily green weeds we (try to) keep mowed. This lawn (aka weeds with a crewcut) goes around the blueberries, around the raspberries, around the fruit trees, around the raised beds, around the field garden, around the pumpkin patch . . . you get the idea. No great expanse that you can easily mow in neat rows. It involves lots of ins and outs, pushes and pulls, back and forths. Finding a way of eliminating these areas that need to be mowed has been a topic of discussion in our house for a few years. We both agree we want to do away with as much of it as we can, we just haven't figured out how to do it.
Anywho, we attacked the lawn mowing with two mowers (both mechanical and human) and got it done in a
My potatoes. I was really stressing about my potatoes. About them failing to poke through the soil to see the light of day. Supposedly, most taters will sprout within 8-12 days. Yesterday was Day #12 for mine and during my early morning garden stroll, I saw nary a one. But hallelujah, right before I started mowing in the afternoon, I counted six of the little buggers showing. Phew! I was not looking forward to having to replant them.
We had Stuffed Green Peppers and corn for dinner last night. (I had to figure out a way to get a picture into this wordy post, didn't I?) The stuffed peppers are one of my "convenience" foods from the freezer and last night I needed convenience.
For dessert, a little piece of Rhubarb Cream Pie. (Gosh, that piece looks HUGE in the picture, doesn't it? Well . . . maybe it wasn't so little.) What did you have for dinner?