So far, it's been one of those weeks. Did laundry, ironing and some errands on Monday, but felt like I didn't get much accomplished anyway. Yesterday it rained heavily all day when I was all geared up to get lots done outside. Funny how sometimes it's so hard to switch gears and feel good about it.
Today I did get outside and put in stakes with attached ropes to try to convince my trellis of decorative gourds to stay upright until the gourds can reach maturity. Took more leaves off the Brussels sprout plants so the little sprouts could grow into big sprouts.
Neither Papa Pea nor I slept well last night because of high winds. A couple more of the Brussels sprouts got laid flat along with all the remaining Ring of Fire sunflowers which I pulled out after thanking them for all the sunny bouquets they gave us this season. Even the big heads on the cabbage plants didn't keep them from looking like someone gave them all a good push toward the west. Although looking tipsy now, I think they're all still firmly attached by their roots. But they do look a little strange.
I'm trying to figure out what to do about the big, awful, ugly, invasive dandelion plants that are growing smack dab in the center of so many of my strawberry plants. Never seen anything like it. Most of the plant will be destroyed by my digging out the dandelion. Not that it's much better as it is now because the dandelions have literally suffocated out the strawberry plants in many spots.
I am going to take out the whole row of Earliglow strawberries and order new Cavendish (my best producer) plants to replant in that row next spring. I've given the Earliglow variety a fair try (I think) and am not pleased with them. No how, no way, nuh-uh.
I've been working on getting our winter's supply of kimchi made and stored away in the spare refrigerator. I kept good records last year and know how many quart jars of the nutritious stuff I need for the winter months. The veggies we like the best in the mixture are slicing cukes cut into chunks, sweet red pappers, carrots, onions and garlic. Once I have those made and put by, I'm going to experiment making kimchi with mostly chopped cabbage. Sort of like old-fashioned sauerkraut, but a little different.
Started another pair of socks for my husband and am turning the heel on the first sock. Only problem is I tend to park myself on the couch at night and knit, knit, knit way too late, and have been getting to bed later than I should. Then the next day, my wagon is draggin' and I'm a tad on the grumpy, grouchy side. Just ask the man who's going to be the recipient of the pair of socks. I'm afraid he's often the recipient of my foul mood. From staying up too late knitting. (But it's so addictive!)
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