Once again I missed the EAV Farmers Market, at least I have an excuse this time, I was busy. ðŸ˜ One of the things I did last night was make refrigerator pickles. ðŸ¤¯ I have learned a few lessons, like understanding why some cucumbers are labeled as “pickling” because the cucumbers I cut up last night are not, and were very seedy. I guess I will learn if it really makes a difference in a week or so when the pickles are ready to be eaten.
My dinner last night was a WLF fry up, consisting of leftovers from the dinner I made for Betsy to which I added the last of my Contender bush beans. ðŸ˜‹
I spent a good amount of time “channel” surfing last night. It appears that I am on a Tony Shalhoub kick as I am (finally) back watching “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” on Amazon Prime (I am done with the first two seasons), as well as rewatching “Monk” on Peacock. I also watched the first episode of “Clarkson’s Farm” on Amazon Prime; it’s a multi-episode somewhat documentary of what happens when Clarkson, best known for “Top Gear”, attempts to take over the production of his 1000-acre farm.
At 7:45am I have already been out choring in WLF, which is only about one thousand acres smaller than Clarkson’s. I’m learning that June is really maintenance time â€” watering, fertilizing, pruning, and occasionally harvesting. I was bummed to see two more of the ripe tomatoes suffered a different type of rot. ðŸ˜¢ Next year I will experiment with different planting methods to see if I can enjoy larger versions of the fruits of my labor more often. I already know that obtaining more light through limb removal would help, as well as planting into larger grow bags, or raised beds. Yesterday one of the squash plants I planted directly into the ground gave up the ghost; it appeared that it succumbed to either a disease or vine borers as its stem was toast.
As I mentioned yesterday, kudos to the DMV (as well as the USPS â€” thanks Lurker) for delivering my tag renewal decal in less than a week since I paid online. I am happy to get that chore done for another year.
I’m looking forward to an eventful weekend, spending as much of it outdoors in beautiful weather as possible.
I hope that you all have a wonderful and healthy weekend.