Saturday, July 11, 2009
Ah, more rain!
We had more rain showers today. Not really a good time for us though. We still had lots of loose dirt from all the dozer work in back of the house where we are going to build a root cellar. And rain on loose dirt equals lots of mud.
Got in the garden before the rain and got more cucumbers to make more pickles. I am sure the rain we got later will make them grow even more. Rob, my youngest son, picked some squash and peppers to take home with him.
The old fashioned white corn is almost twice my heigth. It is just starting to tassel out. The open pollinated varieties just did better this year. So we should have lots of corn to grind this fall. The cornmeal is just far superior to the store bought stuff.
The wild blackberries are ripening good here so I did get some of those picked today and put in the freezer. So I can decide later what I want to make with them.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.