Sunday, October 28, 2012

Life on the farm - A beautiful fall day

What an absolutely beautiful day outside! The sun is shining, the wind has died down and the temperature is comfortable.  I went out to check on the garden and found that the dry north wind has wrecked havoc to the topsoil. It's dry, dry, dry so today we'll be replacing the hose that feeds the drip irrigation and turning it on. It's the first time we've had to have it on in months. I also just added some fertilizer to perk everything up and to increase yields. Other than that it looks amazing even though we are still fighting grasshoppers. I need to spray some more weed killer but I am afraid the wind is a little too brisk.

Have you ever had a day where you know you could start to pick greens to blanch and freeze but decided to wait because you didn't have the energy?? That's how I feel today. If I muster up the energy later I will.

The other problem is the freezer is getting full. It would also require rearranging the stuff in the freezer to make room. That also needs to be done before we start pulling and freezing anyway. Honestly, I'd rather take a nap.

Our prayers go out to those living on the East Coast. We hope you fare well through Hurricane Sandy.

Our oldest son is in Brooklyn but works in the city. He isn't concerned and is in a good area. He's quite experienced with hurricanes. He rode out Hurricane Ike when he was in Katy and Hurricane Irene last year. I'm not concerned...he knows what to do.

Hope your weekend is progressing well....