Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday around the homestead

When you live on a little homestead there is always something that needs done. Since it's so hot & humid this time of year it usually gets done either in the early morning or evening. The afternoons are reserved for in door activities other than swimming.
Monday is laundry day around here. The soon-to-be new neighbors are still doing some dirt work so my clothes will not be hung out on the line today. So I'm trying to get them all done asap before it heats up too much to save on the air conditioning.
I did some canning again yesterday. Crushed tomatoes & pizza/pasta sauce. I've done pretty well so far this summer by keeping up with it. Our tomatoes are doing great so I'm thankful for that. I've gotten to put alot up & give alot away as well. ~and they're still coming!
The corn, potatoes, cucumbers, & green beans are finished. They will be all coming out soon so we can till and plant pumpkins! I've been wanting to do that for a few years now but never get around to it in time. If we want pumpkins in time for October we have to plant in July. I am hoping to get a bunch and perhaps have some type of fall party with some other homeschoolers and be able to have a carving/decorating contest where we could supply the pumpkins.
Well, as for the rest of our day, I will be reading over the children's new curriculum along with the normal chores & summer activities. Hope you have a lovely day!

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly what you mean about the temperatures! Up here in northern Louisiana the heat index will be 108 his afternoon. My poor air conditioner! I'm so jealous of all your produce . . . maybe next year.

    Have a blessed day,