Oh, I like the sound of that.... planting AND harvest. Now if only I could hear the sound of rain I'd be in seventh heaven.
I got the children all up early and we had a planting festival of sorts. We planted the new plum tree, all 4 blackberries and a forsythia bush I also got on discount to replace the one that V accidentally backed over with the lawn tractor last fall (oops). The weather this morning was lovely- mid 70's, slightly overcast and with a breeze. Great planting weather. With all of us working it didn't even take us that long. We were done in less than an hour. Now we'll just have to make sure we keep them well watered until they are established. The soil was powdery dry as deep as we dug the holes. Scary!
V, however, missed out on all the fun this morning. He had to make a run into town to reboot our friend Mike's servers. Mike lives out of town but still has his web hosting service here. There was a power outage downtown yesterday which messed things up and V is the resident troubleshooter for Mike's business. But Mike gives us comp tickets for Silver Dollar City so it evens out.
This afternoon I pulled all the rest of the onions and have them safely into the shop to dry off. And... drumroll please..... The first ripe tomato of the year!!! I was pulling onions and glanced over at the nearby tomato plant and there they were. THREE little yellow cherry tomatoes. I ate one on the spot- following my usual 'ritual of the first tomato' and brought the other two inside where I shared one with V and promptly ate the other. And no, there were no photos- they didn't last long enough! It looks like a few more are starting to turn- even some of the big tomatoes. I can hardly stand the wait!
I noticed that I've got another summer squash out there that needs picked, the Long Island Cheese squash vine is growing rapidly and I've got a honeydew melon about the size of a softball already. Hooray!! I'd better get out there and fill my water jugs to keep them all going.
With the drought we're having this year I'm going to try to stash away all I can since I can envision food prices climbing even higher this fall. Makes me glad we've got a freezer full of beef. Maybe I need to pick up another 25 lb sack of flour. At least we'll be able to have homemade pasta and beef all winter. Mmm... spaghetti and meatballs. Yum! That's making me hungry- I'd better start thinking about dinner.
I hope you all have a lovely week ahead.