I stayed inside all day long yesterday, longing the whole time to run around outside and get some work done in my garden.
Since I was feeling so much better this morning, I decided to go outside and do what I could in the garden until my allergies drove me crazy again.
I went out and picked the okra (should have gone out a couple days ago...alas, more waste!) and some of the volunteer cherry tomatoes nearby...as well as some basil and a few cosmos and marigolds for flair...
Then I went back outside and picked even more cherry tomatoes, more basil, and half the banana peppers from one plant. We have four banana pepper plants.
|Can you guess what the kids are getting for snacks today?|
Here's a pic, from last week or so, of some of our sunflowers. Their heads are starting to bow, and I think I am going to gather them up and tie them to our maple tree to feed the birds this winter.
While I was picking tomatoes, I found this wee creature on my (mostly forgotten, yet flourishing) parsley plant:
I located my onions and started pulling some, while simultaneously cutting/pulling grass and weeds that had gone to seed. At that point, the sneezes started and the waters started flowing, so I retreated inside to take a shower and stay inside for awhile.
But, at least I got something done! And the kids should have plenty of snack for this afternoon. And we get to have fried okra tonight for dinner! Yum!