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Making Adjustments

September 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Its been challenging over the last two weeks to find the time and energy to get everything done.  With the days getting shorter and going to work for most of the day, the garden is getting wilder and wilder and I am getting further behind.  I did get another 5 gallons of Limas picked the other day.

We are also still picking tomatoes, green peppers, squash, jalapenos and chilis and Okra.  Goodness, I have enough okra for 10 years.  I have not gotten the winter greens planted.  It has been a challenge since Randy was operated on and can’t ride the garden tractor.

On the brighter side, I am truly enjoying my job.  It’s nice to get out and have a purpose in life.  Honestly, once I adjust to the physical side of it, I think I will get just as much done at home.  It’s also really nice to have an income.

I haven’t been writing as much but as the days get shorter, I will have more time inside to get it done.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brady // Oct 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I am interested in how you set up your garden for winter. When you get more time, do you think you could write up a post describing your process in more detail? Thanks so much!!

  • 2 Cindy // Oct 12, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Brady, Thanks for stopping by. We are still getting tomatoes, squash and green peppers out of the garden in mid october. We should be putting it to bed sometime in the next month. I will write a post going into more detail but the short story is that we are going to cover it in composted manure and then til it in. Randy is talking about putting plastic over it to cook any weeds and grass.

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