Summer is well under way
by, 06-10-2010 at 10:11 AM (527 Views)
Just have two beds in garden this year. We are rebuilding the other 35 beds this summer into the fall. It's hard work and I'm trying to redo one bed a week while I am home but it sure does take a toll on me! We tried the easy way of dumping the garden mix onto a tarp and mixing it together but it was to heavy for 2 of us to lift and trying to get all 4 of us together was almost impossible. So went back to the compost tumbler for mixing. Instead of shoveling our bulk compost into wheel barrels and just dumping it, I'm having to fill buckets and haul them and dump those in to the tumbler. I'm trying to do 3 batches a day which is 20 tall buckets of compost to fill, haul and dump. I'm having surgery on Tuesday so will have a week off to recover in more ways than one! Yes, they are finally going to remove a few key benign tumors to stop the pain I've been suffering. My daughters are off to camp this week so pretty quiet around the house with just my son's here. I've been able to run 3 batches of fruit leather through the dehydrator each day this week. The girl's like to help wrap it and next thing I know half the batch is gone! Figure I can get a good supply done shrink wrapped and parked in the basement fridge for our trip in August. I'll do beef jerky with the girl's while the boys are away. Boys eat the jerky and girl's eat the fruit leather! Got to start making wheat thins and getting those shrink wrapped also. I eat the wheat thins so will have to shrink wrap often and not let them lay around! Trying to get a good supply of homemade snacks done up so we don't buy store bought snacks full of chemicals and preservatives. Better get off here and back to work. Just thought I'd check in while I had a few minutes!