Yesterday Cliff took down the low electric fence that he put around the garden to keep raccoons out; then he asked me if I wanted him to just go ahead and mow it all. I went out and told him where to mow and where not to: Not the tomatoes, since they have given me enough that yesterday and today I canned fourteen quarts. Anyway, they have cages around them. Not the okra. Oh, and that one row of weeds? There are carrots and beets planted there, so leave that. And the sweet peppers.
"What about the corn," he asked.
"Let me go check. I think there might be four or five ears left."
Bodacious", you are missing out. You will never again eat any other kind. It has Peaches-and-Cream totally outclassed.
So this morning I have chopped two quarts of peppers for the freezer in anticipation of chili this winter. I have canned tomatoes. And I have gotten corn ready to cook and put in the freezer. It's the tomatoes I'm especially thankful for, since as I said in a previous entry, I had given up on them.
And the garden looks so much better with the weeds mowed.