Its been grey skies and frequent down pours for the past few days which makes PHF a muddy mess. We can’t complain though, better a bit of rain than drought. My heart goes out to the farmers in Texas and Oklahoma. I read a few blogs from homesteaders in those areas and it has been a brutal summer for them.

In between raindrops I have been able to pick a few more lima beans. I blanched them and put them in the freezer. I want to save them for when my parents come out for a visit. My dad loves them.

The garden is pretty much at its end. The tomatoes are withered and the cooler weather we have had has wilted the peppers. I was able to save one green one the other day. I wanted to try to grow some fall crops but that will have to wait for another year. We still have projects to finish and its already been a busy year. I’m still pretty much an amateur gardner anyway. One step at a time. We do plan to extend the garden next year. Sonny will soon have to plow up those areas so we can spread some donkey manure on the soil and let it simmer for the winter.

The house has been a disaster after the bathroom renovation, which is not quite finished. We bought a little bit bigger wood stove and its taking up space as well until Sonny can get it installed. I believe he plans to get that done in the next week or so.

When you live in a small space anything out of place seems as though everything is out whack which makes me feel out of whack.  The rainy days have been a good opportunity to get things back in order. I still have a long way to go though. Sometimes when I start organizing I end up making a bigger mess until I get things where I want them. Its a good time to go through and ask myself if we really need this or that. Put things in priority of necessity. Sometimes we let stuff take over and we have to get back to the place of simplicity. I sure would like to be there right about now. Whew!



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