One o’clock and I am quitting for the day. I started the day sewing because it is too dark now to work in the garden at 5 a.m., now I will pin again and might get one more sticking in this after noon. After breakfast we packed up some jars we had on the shelves. We now have 10 cases all packed and ready to go to Florida in Nov. I keep a list of the boxes and what is in them so I can remember what is packed and what needs to go. Then I had room on my shelves to put away the grape juice we canned yesterday. From there we went to the pear tree and picked the pears. You can not let pears ripen on the tree or they get mealy and they are all mature now and needed to be set out to ripen. We cleared off one table to set them out on, we got 14 this year which was very good as we only got one last year. Now if we could get the apple trees to bear fruit we would be in business. That was followed by going to the lower garden and pulling two rows of old beans. We stripped off the good beans and then Norman took all the plants and put them on the brush pile at the far end of the property. Any old garden waste we don’t put in the compost pile because all that does is reintroduce weeds and any bugs or disease that the plants couldn’t fight off. We stopped for break and Norman had his coffee and country biscuit while I had two peaches from the ones I picked yesterday. We did not spray the tree as much as we should have so there are more worms in them than I like but not enough to bother, just cut them out!! After break Norman went out and raked up under the grapes. Because of the Black Mold disease the grapes got this year from so much rain we n0w much keep the ground under the grapes clean and free of mummies, those are the infected grapes that have dried up and look like raisins. If those are left on the ground, when it rains they swell up and burst and shoot spores back onto the good grapes and reinfects the whole plant. I took the basket of beans and after washing them I sat and cut them up. We had a big pot of them for dinner and still have two big bowls of them in the refrigerator for the rest of the week. I tried something new for dinner. I read that blueberries are a good meat tenderizer so I pounded blueberries into the steak we had taken out of dinner. It came out very good!! We will have that again soon, not only tasted good but was tender and very good for us. Now we are done for the day. I still have to feed the birds and Norman is going up for the mail. But that is it for today, I can now sew and Norman can read. Have a great day.