Done with apples, but tomatoes are still going strong…

imagesI have dried 600 apples. I am at 300 tomatoes dried and counting. I will do another batch of tomatoes today and the vines are full of green delicious tomatoes. The apple trees are almost bare and I will eat my one apple a day, until they all are gone. The beets are huge and delicious, the turnips and rutabagas are a miss hit proposition. The carrots are perfect and the potatoes are waiting to be dug up…

Successes in the veggy garden, outweigh the failures this year by far. We had lots of sweet peas and the spinach was to die for. The pear trees have grown a bunch and they are a long term proposition and the establishment of a strawberry bed, was the crowning joy of the whole veggy/fruit garden situation. Next year there will be some serious strawberries and we will increase the strawberry patch at least two times the original size. Never dreamed how well they would do…

Svetochka has a big bag of dried spearmint mint from the garden and she is enjoying tea in Moscow with that mint! (Are you Svetochka?)

In the flower area; the irises have established themselves, the T-Rose is blooming again and has doubled in size. Therefore, if all goes as planned, a rose bed will be in the future. I just love T-Roses. The tiny pine tree has doubled in size as it established its root system and still loves his protection bucket. Thus I have to keep it there to make it happy… 😉

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Today I rest! The auto market comes today and that is going to be the big thrill of the day. Today I will gather my energy to get things back in line physically. Last night was rough and today is recovery. But! I feel good and that is what counts…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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