The green beans are still out there! I have picked 45 pounds today for the Good Earth Food Alliance CSA! Ok — Sara helped pick 25 of those yesterday and bagged them all for me! I LOVE when she comes out to the garden to help — once she quits whining about it she is good help and chatters on about what is going on with her and her world!
Annette and I were in Pekin yesterday for a fund raiser at Goodfellas — the food was great, the crowd was ok — and several ladies said that they would call about hosting a party! Do you know that you don’t have to wait to find us out and about but can book a home party?! We come to you, bring all our stuff, set up, sell, clean up and disappear — forgot — you get 15% of the sales in free stuff! And what could be better? Your guests get to take everything with them right then, no waiting for the box to show up, see who got what, and try to get their what to them . . . . what a pain! We are pain-free! And you and your friends get first crack at new, exciting, one of a kind pieces of jewelry — for yourself or as a gift — no one will have anything like it!
So — back to the gardening — the weeds are killing me — and the garden really needs some rain! Sam is doing a wonderful job of keeping the weeds out of the peppers this year, but the deer have mowed where he weeded the soy beans . . . luckily the plants are smart enough to know to bloom down farther on the stem so there will still be fruit! And the stupid, ok, make that smart, coons are killing the chickens and me . . . can’t seem to trap them and I don’t know how to use the guns . . . . maybe I should learn so I can sit out there and wait — there were two in the barnyard when I went out to lock the birds up last night!