Monday, September 2, 2013

Busy Busy Summer

Most of the last three weeks have been keeping me busy with lesson planning and trying to control all the weeds around here.  All of the rain this spring was like miracle grow!!  I get an area all cleaned out and in a few days, they're back and two feet tall!!

The garden is doing well.  I've been able to make about 12 quarts of spaghetti sauce using the fresh green peppers and onions from the garden.  I just pulled all of the carrots tonight.  I'm hoping to get about 15 freezer quart-size bags.  I pulled enough tomatoes tonight for 6 more quarts of sauce.  I hope to make some salsa in a few days.  The pumpkins are doing well.  The potatoes seem to be doing well.  I'll be getting those in a few weeks so we'll see how they did.  I've picked three cantaloupes for us and given three away so far and there's seven more out there.  The only thing that hasn't done well is the cucumbers.  I have only canned 12 pints of pickles and right now I only have five that I picked tonight.  I guess I'll make relish out of those.  I don't think I will get more cucumbers this year.  Oh well.  I didn't plant green beans or corn this year and I already have made plans to expand the garden next year.  Doubling some items and tripling other spots. 

Other than that, here's what's been going on lately:

We celebrated Princess Buttercup's fourth birthday!!


 
 
 
Bug-a-bug was baptized!




 
 
We had a cousin visit!!




TL tested for his purple belt!


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And I got a job!!  I will be teaching online to homeschoolers at Home Education Council of America.  I'm putting together my high school and junior high American history classes right now.  I'm hoping that the first semester will be up and running by the end of the month.  We'll see though....with all this produce and the apples now coming in, not sure how this will work!

I'm off for now.  Still have a few things to do before we start homeschooling tomorrow!  Have a wonderful week everyone!!

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