Sunday, July 01, 2007

Back and Posting Again

Okay, so it’s been awhile. But, to be honest, things around here have been hectic for the last couple of months. And that’s putting it mildly.

Kevin’s been working almost non-stop and what free time he had, we spent the majority of it getting our garden in. Gotta admit, so far the garden has been worth all the time and effort and it looks like the shelves and freezer will be full to the brim for winter.

We did take a vacation of sorts in early June to go visit Kevin’s parents in Arizona. He couldn’t take as much time off from work as we would have liked, so the trip was only five days. We spent two days driving out there, but drove straight thru to get back to our beloved Ozark Hills.

We saw a lot of beautiful scenery along the way, but both of us had to admit that none was as stunning as the hills and trees of the Ozarks.

We spent his last day off driving to Southern Missouri to pick up our new family pet. Aserah, an English Mastiff, joined us two weeks ago tomorrow. She will be four months old this week and we are totally amazed by her laid back attitude and just how smart she is.

Now the garden is starting to produce and produce in a big way. We picked 50 pounds of green beans the day before yesterday and it looks like by the end of the week, I’ll have at least that many more. Plus, tomatoes to process. Yep, I’ll be busy, but if I’m lucky we can process a lot of it on the 4th when Kevin is off. (Some folks like fireworks – me I love the sound of the pressure canner preserving those tomatoes).

Anyway, I’ve posted a few new articles on Backwoods Living. One is in the Projects Section the other in the Back to Basics Garden.

We have a lot more to write, and I promise we will. Just got to find a free minute or so to do it. :)