We have a frost advisory out for tonight into Sunday! Ack! It's not time yet. I've still got things to do before frost. And the tomatoes and peppers are still producing. In fact, the bell peppers have finally started setting fruit. We have had exactly 2 peppers off the humongous plants all summer. Figures....
I13 is off at a camping retreat for church this weekend and J16, K10 and I will be heading down to my parents today since one of my sisters is in state for a few days. So, knowing that I was going to be out of commission today- right before the frost, I was a busy girl yesterday on my day off work. I weeded and planted and picked peppers.
I'm starting to feel a bit like Erin.
That basket holds about half a bushel!
V was off last night taking I13 to camp so J16, K10 and I watched old Dracula movies on TV and guess what I did while I watched? Seeded, diced and froze peppers. I've already got some halves for stuffing in the freezer but had realized that I was out of pre chopped ones that I use a lot in cooking. At least it kept me from eating too much popcorn during the movies. LOL! I only got through two thirds of the basket which gave me three quart freezer bags of diced hot peppers. I'm going to take the rest along today and see if I can pawn them off on my sister and BIL. I'm also going to take along a few pumpkins. My parents want one and hopefully my sister will take one or two. One of my nephews has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and they are trying a "real food" diet with him- no additives or preservatives, and organic since they have heard that it helps. I work in mental health and I've never heard that it helps, but the diet definitely can't hurt!
In all my weeding yesterday (We finally got the day lily and iris plants in the ground over the sand filter), I came across about a billion caterpillars of different varieties. This one was pretty cool:
Not a tomato hornworm but definitely related.
It was huge!
I'm hoping to get home early enough tonight that I can still pick a few eggplant and maybe throw a couple of sheets over the peppers. It look like tonight is a fluke and we should be back to typical temps soon. Of course, it has been a weird year. It is October and I picked cucumbers! Unheard of!