Would you believe this is our THIRD consecutive day of high winds? Winds so high Painter Guy can't use his paint sprayer? Yup. In order to stay (ahlfway) on schedule (he has two really big jobs scheduled for the next nine weeks -- eeep!), he's been doing a lot of brush work for the last two days. It doesn't go as fast as using the sprayer, but sometimes ya just gotta do the best ya can.
I haven't gotten involved in the painting today, but I have gotten a lot crossed off my list.
~ Filled six trays in the dehydrator with parsley, got it dried and packed away in a sealed jar.
~ Made a batch of cottage cheese.
~ Washed windows in the garage.
~ Watered the (temporarily relocated) window boxes and pots of flowers.
~ Spray painted four shutters. (I guess I did paint.)
~ Harvested and processed some shell peas.
~ Made a couple of meals, did a couple of batches of dishes, scoured a sink, swept a floor, etc.
I went out to the garden early this morning because I wanted to make the first harvest of our shell peas before they had a chance to heat up on the vine.
Here's something for you to ponder. These are the peas in their pods that I picked. This bowl is big, about 12" across and a little over 6" high. What quantity of peas do you think I will get when they're extracted from their pods?
It took me 20 minutes to shell the peas (which was not nearly long enough since it's one of the few sit down jobs I've had this week!), and I shucked the peas into a quart measuring cup.
Before I started, I guessed it would be about three cups. What's your estimation? Did you make a guess? Here are the peas in the measuring cup.
They measured exactly three cups! (Considering I've been shelling peas for about fifty years now, I should have had a pretty good idea.) How close did you come?
Gardening officially started!
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