Sunday, October 26, 2014

After being back to work full time for almost 2 months, my body is still adjusting to all the new muscle movements and standing on concrete 8 to 12 hours a day again. It's been a challenge, both physically and mentally, to say the least. But, it's good to know that after 7 years out of the work force, I can still manage.

I had a couple of extra days off, thanks to the Dr this week (muscle tension causing numb arms and hands), so I got a few things that needed to be done around here accomplished. I made a couple of batches of Buttermilk Biscuits. The Better Half loves it when I bake, even said he misses my breads! While this took me most of yesterday, since the temps are getting cooler, the dough takes longer to rise in the kitchen window. I ended up with 3 doz rolls! Since it was dark when I got done, I didn't get any pictures, sorry guys.

Today, I went and pulled some tomato plants out of the ground, and picked the last remaining 'mators on the bushes. Now, to pull the plant tables out of the open air greenhouse, and put my tires and pallets down and get them ready for tators, onions, carrots and other root crops that I  plan to over-winter.
 As you can see, the mator plants grew pretty darn tall and thick this year (this is just three plants). May be because it was grown in the old chicken coop area. Gotta love a good, fertile ground! 

The chicken coop also got cleaned out yesterday. Those dropping and the sand from the house will go down to the garden and get tilled in to help amend the soil for next years garden. But before we can till in the compost, I have to pull this year's plants and get them to the compost pile.

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