Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weed day and dinner

 Today I did a job that I have been putting off for quite a while. Cleaning out the raised beds in the garden.
As you can see, they were over grown with weeds and wire grass! But there were still some plants growing in there too!
The peppers are still dong fine, with lots of flowers and I picked another 13 sweet peppers (2.5 lbs worth).

As you can see, some of them were changing color and just asking to be picked!

And the "Rosemary plants are still in the land of the living.(more about them in a bit!)

And flowers were still blooming. But as can be seen, the weeds pretty well had them hemmed in.
One of the beds have been used to grow tomatoes and as a way to keep the birds out of the bed, I had placed 1/2 inch PVC pipe in the bed and covered that with bird netting. As I pulled that out of the bed, A black snake came with it! He was tangled up in the netting and it took me 30 minutes to cut him loose! As I held him behind the head, I used the other hand to cut the netting. He was pretty calm throughout the whole thing, But I think he was pretty cold and just wanted to get out into the sun. After that, each time I reached into grab a hand full of weeds, my mind kept telling me "There was a snake in there!"

Now about the Rosemary. As today was my day off from the "JOB", and Terri was in school most of the day. Its my day to cook.
I put a pot roast in the crock pot early on and added a onion, beef broth and two can of mushroom soup and let it cook all day. Along with that I decided to roast spuds, onion, carrots, sweet potatoes and summer squash. After chopping everything and getting it into a bowl, I added fresh Rosemary and Olive oil, salt and pepper. Roasted at 400 for 40 minutes in the oven.
And desert was a "French Caramel Apple Cake"! This one was not from a box, but from scratch! Really easy and so good with cool whip and extra caramel sauce drizzled over!!!!
Think I will go get another slice!
See ya!

1 comment:

  1. I'm having the exact same problems with weeds and wire grass. In fact, my beds look like twins to yours. Except for the snake!