I know, I know… last week I was singing rain – rain go away!
It was getting pretty dry & everything seriously needed watered.
The thick & fluffy clouds rolled in early yesterday morning. They were beautiful…. so low, they looked to be brushing the tree tops
Perfect weather for processing corn outside. Mr.Fix-it is an early riser…What I call “O”-God thirty” You know, when most of us look at the clock and groan and roll back over. By the time I came out at 8AM, he had everything set up and was well into having the corn shucked and ready (My Hero)
While the first batch was in blanching for 10 minutes & then cooling, we finished the shucking
Turkey fryer works perfectly with a large kettle
Corn bagged and cooling a bit more in the breeze before going in the freezer.
I love this burner, canning (water bath) works so well outside & saves tons. I’m not using the house propane, the heat stays outside saving the A.C. usage…& electric bill which I love!
The weather stayed beautiful all day, much cooler & the rain (wonderful rain) came at dusk once we were inside. I couldn’t ask for better than that!
As far as a garden up date goes, I fought the squash bug & borer’s but they won. I had to pull 3 of the squash plants out. I found finally found Neem oil but it was to late for these. I’m hoping I can get it sprayed soon enough to save the other plants… once it quits raining.
The rest of the garden is looking decent, the potato’s are showing blooms, melons are setting fruit & the surprise pumpkin are growing like crazy. Now it’s down to the waiting game. Other than the raised beds and cucumber area, all sections have been weeded clear & bare areas ready for fall planting in a week or so…but, that was yesterday….today who knows.
The first batch of blackberry jam was made the other day..the first 2 gallons went in the freezer slated for winter cobblers
I’ve another batch waiting to be made now while Miss Alix is napping so, off for jam making & house cleaning while it’s to wet for outdoor work.