Another busy day but made a lot of progress. Yesterday we dug the potatoes in the leaves and found they did not have the scabs so decided the acid of the leaves kept the grubs away and the scabs so I went back to the computer and found a new reason for the scabs. Water! but not the way I had thought. This article said scab on the potatoes comes when the potatoes don’t get enough water during hot, dry spells like we had all of May. So we then dug some of the potatoes in the middle of the rows and up near the side where I stand to water the garden and there were no scabs on the potatoes in this area and there were lots of grubs. When I watered the potatoes I got lots of water in the middle and upper side but not around the other three sides and that is where the scabby potatoes are. It also said the scabs do not effect the potato and will peel off with the skin, so just boil the potatoes as usual and peel off the scabs. Now we know what to do next year. I started today by picking all the beans that were ready, then I tied up more tomatoes and pinched out suckers. The tomatoes are going great most of them have buds on them and some have two sets of buds. A few have had to be tied up to the second cross pole, so they are growing fast now. Before going in for breakfast I picked the beets and lettuce for dinner today. We had roasted root vegetable and fish for dinner. I tried some of the green beans in the roasted root vegetable and they went well . I have gotten so I like the green beans with anything but not alone. I used to like them alone but that was when I could add salt and lots of butter. Those days are gone forever. After breakfast I burned brush while Norman planted another row of green beans and a row of brussel spouts and cabbage in where we dug the potatoes. The wild blueberries are starting to turn blue so Monday I want to see if I can get a half cup of wild blueberries for a blueberry cake. The small wild blueberries work best for the cake or muffins because they are so small they do not settle to the bottom of the batter and they are so full of flavor you don’t need as many to make the cake or muffins taste like blueberries. Yesterday I made two dozen donuts and an apple pie in the morning until the rain stopped. Today I picked strawberries again and I made baking powder biscuits for a wonderful short cake. Tomorrow is Sunday and we plan to take it easy. I write letters while Norman cleans the house. I will help as the house needs dusting badly and Norman refuses to do that. Have a great day.