To keep my sanity during the kitchen remodel and rewiring, I walked down to the garden for a little while this afternoon while Noahh was taking a nap. This whole remodel business is really starting to take a toll on me. Emotionally and physically. I'm just not myself, and I'll be the first to admit it.
Spending a few minutes in the garden defiantly helped lift my spirits a bit. While the inside of my house is torn apart and debris, tools and plastic cover every place imaginable, the garden seemed tidy and well kept, even though I felt as if I had been neglecting it a bit over the last few weeks. With last night's storm wrapping up, I wanted to take a look and see if there was any damage to my plants or the greenhouse. I'm happy to report, there wasn't.
I took a few pictures of some of the harvest, but didn't capture everything. I picked about 12 red beets, 12 turnips, endless lbs. of habanero, cayenne, pepporchini, jalapeno and green peppers. I was almost afraid to walk into the greenhouse. That is for sure a 2 person job, but I stole about a dozen or so tomatoes near the entrance, to bring in so we'd have fresh ones for salads over the next few days. I also picked dozens upon dozens of cucumbers both regular and lemon. I somehow managed to get all of those peeled and put into bags so I could freeze them and hopefully pull them out at a later date (once I have a kitchen again), to use in my steam juicer and then can fresh cucumber juice. Perfect for mixing with water in the summertime. I figured that would be a pretty good treat to enjoy next year. As far as the peppers, I'm pretty much over making pepper jelly. I've made several batches, and I just trimmed, washed, and stuck all of today's peppers into bags for the freezer as well. In a few weeks, I'll be able to pull them out and make and can hot sauce.
Well time to get going. My power is about to be shut off again.