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Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

And while I was off dancing, the husband watched over the gardens, harvesting beans cucumbers and zucchini, feeding Natty and the cats. My niece once referred to him as a "place saver." This is an apt definition. He traveled a lot in the 45 years he worked and now doesn't want t go anywhere far away. One of the ways in which our marriage works I guess.

There was a murder/suicide in the nearby town. Some 60 year old guy shot a somewhat younger woman and then turned the gun on himself. Geez what is wrong with people. Crazy crap happens all the time even in little old Moberly.

The garden continues to produce well. We are having regular rains and temps in the 80-90F range, not bad for July.

The tomatoes are not thriving. Damp weather brings on blight, fingers crossed that we that skips us by this season. I do like to put up a few jars of tomatoes for winter.

The green beans just keep on giving. Planted in a raised bed that the husband loaded up with worm castings they have outdone themselves. Picked a half gallon today.

Wisconsin crops seemed to me to be about a month behind ours. The peonies were in bloom. They were just picking the first strawberries and asparagus.

Kudos to the husband for having the house all cleaned up when I got home on Monday. All I had to do was collapse on the couch plus he made sauerkraut!

Actually the couch might be calling me. Reading the newest in Ian Rankin's "Rebus" series, hard to get back into, has been over a year.

I've also been watching "The Hundred" on Netflix which I find to be quite stupid at times, but it makes for background noise when I knit.

Still tired, but functioning


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 7th, 2017 02:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, we've had a LOT of rain here too. My container tomatoes are doing well, the ones in the garden that don't get as much sun, not so much. The biggest problem about the damp for me is the slugs. I hope you get lots of rest tonight.
Jul. 7th, 2017 02:11 pm (UTC)
Am lucky that we seldom see a slug here, ewwww

I am thinking I might try some in containers next year.
Jul. 7th, 2017 11:44 am (UTC)
You need to keep hold of that guy! :D TBG's dad was like that. He traveled so much in his life that he wanted to do nothing more than just stay home after he retired.

Enjoy your bounty and I will keep good thoughts for your tomatoes!
Jul. 7th, 2017 02:16 pm (UTC)
Well this year will be 43 yrs together, looks like we're in for the duration.

Trying zuchinni lasagne today, a first. Thanks for the tomato vibe. They are my fave gift from the garden. I visited them this morning and they look a wee bit happier.
Jul. 9th, 2017 10:41 pm (UTC)
That's a great number. I love it when I connect with someone who has been together as long (or longer) as the two of us. :D

Good luck with the zucchini lasagna! I hope it worked out for you! :D
Jul. 11th, 2017 12:28 pm (UTC)
And he 's husband #4..

The zuchinni lasagne was a big hit :-)
Jul. 11th, 2017 01:25 pm (UTC)
Rock on! I've got a recipe for a veggie lasagna around here that I should dig up and make again. It was a pain, but so good!
Jul. 7th, 2017 03:59 pm (UTC)
This is the first line of a book:

"And while I was off dancing, the husband watched over the gardens, harvesting beans cucumbers and zucchini, feeding Natty and the cats."

I'm not sure what the book is about but that is the first line. First lines are the most difficult so you've got most of the work already done. Good job!
Jul. 9th, 2017 01:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks Bill, not sure i could write a book, though I've often thought i wanted to. I bet i could create a poem from that line...hmmmm

Edited at 2017-07-09 01:31 pm (UTC)
Jul. 9th, 2017 04:15 pm (UTC)
A haiku:

While I was off dancing my husband watched the gardens and cats

I don't think Basho would feel threatened but for some reason it struck me.
Jul. 11th, 2017 12:33 am (UTC)
I love it!
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