Yesterday it was cool and cloudy all day so we took the time to pick and freeze spinach and do some baking. Norman picked and cleaned the spinach and then chopped it up and froze five quarts while I made two dozen whole wheat country biscuits, two dozen white country biscuits and 3 dozen oatmeal cookies. I froze everything in small lots so they will be handy when Norman wants them. He has a biscuit every morning for break and alternates the cookies, pie, and banana bread for dessert at night. I don’t eat any of these as I am trying to bring my weight down just a bit but don’t seem to have any luck. Oh, well.
Today we went down to the lower garden to work. Norman hoed and weeded the isle and I weeded between the plants. We are now done most everything except the potatoes and corn. Everything is growing well. I had to thin the spinach and then added a couple plants from the kitchen garden and had steamed spinach for dinner and enough left over for supper. Then I thinned the lettuce in the lower garden and we had a nice big salad as our second vegetable which left only one more to get so I baked some sweet potato and Brussel sprouts and we took enough Yukon Gold potatoes for today and tomorrow. They are really loaded and now just perfect size for creamers. We do have more weeding there to do but there are several other jobs that we need to get done first. Norman sprayed the fruit trees this afternoon and we still need to finish freezing the spinach, weed the blueberries and aspagrass, weed and prune the grapes. We will get one of these done tomorrow.
We had a nice sunny day today and are promised another one tomorrow, then three days of some sun and showers. Perfect weather. Have a great day.