Friday, September 16, 2011

Work and More WORK!!!!

Finally, Hay-making is over with..I feel that I could compete with any woman wrestler anywhere in the world as I have more muscle build up than I ever thought was possible...not counting the calloused hands, the strained arm and oh yes, the aches and pains......:)

From the hay-making, I delved into the vegetable garden. Today was an exceptionally busy one with blanching. I have a husband who insists on growing enough vegetables to feed an army, literally. Here is a photo of the kale and spinach that is growing.......

Now, do you believe the above statement that I made?

Then there is the cauliflower...well, that is another story... I went to the garden this morning at ten o'clock to gather it to blanch. I was so pleased that I had this amount ready

and of course, cleaned it (that being a major part of the process) and got it all blanched:

and waiting for it to, in the meantime, I want to blanch some of that kale. Off I go to the garden again...only to discover another FIVE heads that I had overlooked in another portion of the garden...Oh Me Nerves!!!! Yes, I DID blanch these, too:

The end result was three bags of kale and SIX large bags of cauliflower. I have already done nine bags of broccoli in between times of hay-making.

I guess I shouldn't complain when there are so many people in the world who are hungry.
I think I have a DH who doesn't like to see me idle...Idle is not a word I can relate to because my rug hooking is not having justice done this time of year. I did stay up until 3:30 this morning to finish one that I have had in the frame for a month. I was determined to finish it off and here it is at 1:00 at night and I am still going...I must be like the Everready battery....just keeps going and going.....:)
Hope my post is not boring....Take care Everyone...


  1. So good to hear from you again, Anne - wondered where you had spirited off to! No - not whatsoever boring!! Your fresh put up veggies look awesome - broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and spinach are some of my favorites....wish I had some in the freezer! You'll have to show us pictures of your new rug...I haven't hooked a wit's worth for half of forever it seems - and I haven't been making hay or putting up produce either!!! Have a great tomorrow! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. Hi Anne, I knew you must be busy in the fields. That is a lot of veggies. You must have a few extra freezers to store it all. But all that extra work would be worth it by enjoying your own grown veggies in the middl of winter.

  3. Holy Macero Anne, you sure don't let moss grow on you...

    You and I are both building muscles and I know what you mean about the ache and pains and callous hands... I've got it all. We should take pictures of our biceps and compare on our blogs, ha,ha...

    I admire your hard working stamina but that a whole lot of veggies... OMG... I have a small garden as compare to you and I can't even process all the veggies. I give lots away.

    Now that the hay is done, I hope that you take a bit of time to recharge your batteries or the bunny is going to run out of steam.

    It almost time that you start to slow down some don't you think? Happy harvest. JB

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  4. I admire your stamina. That sure is a lot of cleaning, cutting, blanching and then bagging. My back would be broke. I bet you make a mean kale soup too!