Of course you don't, it is my blog after all.
Today was spent in the most unusual manner for us. No school, no chores...everything got blown off in favor of heading to the parents' place. The boys were boys and played in dirt (quite effectively...you should see the bathtub or the mud hole as it is at this moment) while I gleaned the garden. Poor Dad, he just doesn't stand a chance against those green beans. I am forever going behind him to pick at least an additional gallon to the five he's already picked. I then ambled around the fields, eyeballing the plum trees (tiny little plums, so not what I'm used to seeing in chinamart) while debating whether or not to start climbing for picking. Since I will be dog sitting there this weekend, I've decided to put off that task until Saturday.
I glared at the gooseberry bushes, now devoid of most of the berries. I had forgotten how prickly those buggers are and didn't even get enough berries to justify the thorns. The wild grapes have been terrorized by the cattle, so nothing there. The pears in the back field are even smaller than the plums, I'm just hoping they are a late type. We shall see I suppose.
While completing my rounds, I was thinking on future posts here. There isn't much that I can add that hasn't already been covered by someone somewhere, just a hopefully fresh perspective is all. A few topics that have sprung to mind are food storage in a small space (aka the rental), recipes using preps, homeschooling, my personal experiences with hunting game for the very first time (nope, not done it...ever...unless you count the targets on the ranges at Fort Leonard Wood), prepping for making your own clothing, family planning (um, yeah...that will come in handy for those that don't REALLY know anything other than what they teach in school) and all my adventures with teaching the wee screamers all there is to know about life out of the "norm".
I'm open to suggestions, of course, on what YOU would like to hear about. Perhaps you are an ol' pro at this, but want to know what a newbie like myself thinks of one thing or another in particular. Shoot me a line. I'm full of pert opinions and pretty useless facts.
On a food prepping note, I brought home (from the garden) roughly 5lbs of grape tomatoes...problem is, they don't know they were supposed to be grape tomatoes. Think small roma tomatoes. About 2-3 inches long. I'm thinking on drying them, as really the plants are just producing so many that it is hard to know what to do with them. Dry them, cook them down...I dunno. What do you think?
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