Up early and out to the garden. I picked beans and got 3 quarts to can, then picked the zucchini and cucumbers. Those I will save for a day or two until I get enough to do a load of squash and some pickles. Then I pulled the last rutabaga, it doesn’t look too good but will put it into todays beef stew along with some onions, a few green beans, a zucchini and some potatoes. After breakfast we dug the last row of potatoes, Kennebecs. We got almost a bushel and they look very good at this point. I spread them out to dry with yesterdays. I will take four quarts of the small potatoes to can with the beans as they take the same pressure and time. That will give us a full load. Norman is now in the garden planting those last three rows where the potatoes were. He is again planting beans and corn only this time it is one corn and three beans across the row as we are sure the beans will be ready to harvest before frost but are not sure if the corn will be. It will help the beans grow better though as they are companion plants and they seem to help protect the beans from small critters. We have had no trouble with invading pests so I do think the Mint-X bags are doing their job. If this continues we will have all the beans we want for canning this year and will not have to buy any. The two rows of bush beans that were eaten by some thing earlier this spring, have now recovered and grown new leaves and it is those rows that I am now getting most of my beans from. Everything is growing well so no complaints today. Oh, yes the first row of corn and beans are up and we had good germination.
Just one month and the family will be here for a visit. They will be here for a week – can’t wait to see them all. After they leave my sister and her girls are coming for a couple night – we will enjoy that visit also. Then my daughter and hopefully my great grand daughter will come for a couple nights. We are so blessed to have a wonderful family that will come way out here in the boonies to visit us!! Looking forward to see everyone and hope my garden will be fruitful for them also. Have a great day.