Sunday, August 23, 2009

I Am Lord of the Gourd

Again I've gone through a major slump where I haven't written in either of my blogs for a long time. I knew that summer was going to busy but I figured I'd still have time to put in my two cents on here every once in a while. Apparently its been over a month since my last posting and I apologize to everyone out there that might be even the least interested in my little life.

I've also been slaving away in the garden in my spare time. My pumpkin is growing a little more everyday. Its been set on the vine for about 17 days now is weighs over 50 lbs. Its about 2.5 ft in diameter and about 2 ft from stem to butt end so far. I'd like to beat my 272 lb pumpkin from last year but I'm not sure the weather is going to cooperate. The nights are getting colder and the days are starting to feel like fall. I have a sinking suspicion that we are going to have an early freeze and the plants will be done for. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though. This is my first year of growing corn and I have to say I'm pretty damn excited about it all. Every stalk is standing well over 8 ft and has multiple ears to it. I'm not sure how Mace and I are going to eat it all. I wish you all lived closer and I could share it. It just makes me glad that both Mace's niece and nephew love corn on the cob and should put a big dent in our harvest. I'm even already getting beautiful ripe tomatoes and peppers. Hopefully within the next week or so I'll have some time over the weekends to start canning salsa and beets. I'll need to ship off a few cans of beets to my mom down in Cheyenne. She's just crazy for them.

Polly has gotten jealous of my bread maker and so Mace and I decided to buy her one as a belated birthday present. Not exactly sure why she needed it right away except for the fact that if we both have one we can make more cinnamon rolls, raisin bread, and french bread in one sitting. When we all get together for dinner there just isn't quite enough with the one machine. Hopefully it will arrive some time this week and I'll be able to sneak about and rap it without her knowing.

So thats about it on my home front. I'll try harder to update all this a bit more often. Love you all.