I haven't done much at all in the garden this week. I was supposed to put the broccoli underneath the house in jiffy pots, plant the peas, weed the strawberries... but none of that has happened. I was busy last week with my neice and nephews coming in to town. The fun must have compromised my immune system because I came down with a nasty chest cold coupled with flu-like stomach issues a few days ago. It has been a cripling combination.
My lovely niece modeling with some onions and a carrot
The garden work has really piled up in my absence. The weeds seem to have taken over. I had Nick pick out the onions and yet another giant batch of green beans today because I haven't seemed to have the energy to do it myself. (I feel like a 90 year old lady saying that.) The carrots are just about ready (see pic above) but my hope is that they will hold a bit longer and I'll get to harvesting them the following week.
Onions in the process of being cured
We've had enough tomatoes and basil and onion to make a giant vat of homegrown Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. This has come in very handy with the recent round of illnesses.
Onto the Week in Review:
I had a tremondous time enjoying some one-on-one time with my niece and nephew. I don't get this kind of quality time with them that much, so it was really important to me they spend a long weekend with us in the country.
While they were here, we played pirate ship on the hammock...
ate lots of pizza...
toured James Madison's Home....
ran a muck on the grounds and took scenic photos...
We fed the horses.
and enjoyed the scenery.
We also played a lot of Uno and 5 card draw poker into the wee hours of the evening!