Whole Wheat flour
I finally scored some buckets at Sam”s .
Well, I should say my friend/sister Jess did for me. She showed up at the house the other morning with the front 2 stacks of buckets and I was ready to do a happy dance…actually, I think I did a few hops and shuffling steps!
As it happened she was on her way back to Sam’s,,,did I want to ride along? Well, a chance to share some time in good company, pick up a few bulk items I needed & to ride share? That was a no brainer! And to make a great morning even better I scored more buckets
Free buckets to repurpose from Sam’s…Now to get them all washed and filled as I’ve been tripping over bulk bags in my kitchen!
They’ve come in handy for compost trips with canning scraps & trimmings & picking beans. The small buckets don’t dump as easily as the large bowls I usually use and fit easily in the rows.
I’ve been keeping a close eye on my potato buckets as they have started browning off. One for some reason was further along in the withering process than the others & it was time to dump it. On the way across the patio I glanced over and found that darn cat “setting on it”. Thankfully I caught it just in time but, dumped the bucket just in case.
I quickly checked the other 2 potato buckets & they were ok….. whew!To help protect them from an unwanted visitor, I used some of the scrap tile and put a bit of it on the top..
What a pathetic harvest! This is it! I was so disappointed. I don’t know what I expected as they are only 5 gallon buckets but, I thought I’d at least have a meal or 2! I’m hoping the other 2 buckets will have been a bit more productive but I’m sure not holding my breath. Next year they will be planted in the garden!
The green beans have continued to be heavy producers and the filled jars are starting to take over the shelves. These will be so good added to soups and stews and venison roasts this winter.
I don’t know of any thing much more rewarding & satisfying than jewel toned jars full of preserves cooling on the counter
It’s still dry as a bone out there.
Some area’s of the garden have weeds I’ve been letting go. They are proving some mulch in bare areas and those plants are doing much better than the cleared areas. I was worried about them “sealing the water” and moisture but it seems to be helping. I was really short of much materials this season and hope to be better prepared next year. It seems like every year there is something that trips me up but generally the next I’m better prepared…..But then again, that’s life isn’t it?
We live and hopefully learn.
Have a wonderful day