Friday, June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

It's been a long time. Life seems to just keep happening that keeps us busy. There has been a lot of changes in our family in the past year. Some very good. Some very sad. As the saying goes, however, we keep marching on.

We have expanded our garden this year. Last year with all the spring rain, it seemed most stuff we tried to grow was a washout. This year is a different story. We had freezes and frosts throughout April so that it seemed we would never get anything growing. We got our seeds planted and had to keep covering the beds so that we could try to prevent any damage. Finally we had a few things start to sprout. It seemed to take all the seeds more time than usual to sprout, even when it warmed up. Now it's going gangbusters! We will be harvesting our first beans tonight.

Please ignore the cushion-less chairs. I have not decided exactly what I want for replacements.

Now: My batteries are dead in my camera. You will get the now later!

We also got an entire beef, grass-fed, thanks to a contact from my son-in-law. It was almost 600 pounds! Holy cow!! Took up almost our entire freezer. Which we are just fine with. We have eaten some, given some away and started canning some of it. I am also going to try dehydrating some hamburger and try my hand at making jerky.

Well, I was going to add in a picture there, but blogger seems to be feeling lazy right now and won't load it. Maybe blogger is a vegetarian and doesn't like meat pictures. Too bad for them. Leaves more for us sane folks who eat meat.

After we picked up our cow, we obviously brought it home to load into our freezer. We decided it was a job well done and to have a beer. Only to have barely cold beer because apparently our fridge decided that morning to die. (Remember the part in my profile about being prepared for the everyday stuff happens?) So off we went to Home Depot to buy a new fridge. I couldn't be more pleased with it. The old behemoth was hauled off and the new one brought in. And it's beautiful.

Next on our agenda is getting our teeth repaired. We both need some dental work done and have decided to just bite the bullet and get it done this summer.

That's all for now. I am going to get todays dishes caught up and get ready to start some supper.

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