Saturday Morning And We Are Hard At Work!

The Man Who Created Autocorrect Has Died. Resturant In Peace.

We were up early and attacked the garden with vigor.  We worked over three hours pulling weeds, harvesting various veggies, planting corn, and mulching.  The garden is looking good and we can already see progress in the tomato beds!

In work!

Farmer Paul, as the neighbors know me.  Mary refused her camera shot because she was in “work clothes”.  She look good in anything!

Let work!

We planted 25 corns stalks and in a couple of weeks we will do 25 more so as to even out the production.  The corn is in furrows so they roots can be will down in the dirt before the plant begins to get top heavy.

Planting one of the corn accomplished!

The swiss chard goes wild in my yard.  I always have between 3-6 plants going at any ne time because it is go easy to grow and good for you!

Swiss chard by the bushels.

Did You Know? Swiss chard is pretty much the king of nicknames. It’s also known as silverbeet, spinach beet, crab beet, seakale beet, mangold, chard, white beet, perpetual spinach, strawberry spinach, Roman kale or bright lights.

Chard is known to be a nutritional powerhouse vegetable packed with vitamins, nutrients and health benefits. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels, prevent various types of cancer, improve digestion, boost the immune system, reduce fever and combat inflammation, lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, increase bone strength and development, detoxify the body, and strengthen the functioning of the brain.

We also like kale a lot and planted green and red kale, much of it is gone as we have devouring it for a month or more.

Kale anyone?

Mary and Scout do the back wall.  The berries are coming on strong and we already have blackberry blossoms forming.  We should have quite a harvest this year!

Berry berry important area.

I love to pick berries all summer long.  They are already looking good for this year!

This wall will produce 1,000 berries during the summer!

Scout, The Wonder Dog, is taking a rest from chasing the elephants.  He is a tired boy.  We may have to pay him double-time!

Our little helper.

After three hours and two trashcans full of weeds and pickings, we are done!  Time toeat!

Done for today!

We threw the Swiss chard into the boiling water for three minutes and them into a colander to drain away the remaining water. It was so pretty but one entire plant barely fed the two of us.

Talk about fresh.

MAry worked her magic as she found rice, ——. and Kerrygold butter in the fridge and with a dab of soy sauce, we had a delicious and healthy lunch!!!  Nummy nummy!

Lunch is served!

At 2:00 PM we departed for Orange and decided it was nap time; hey, we re old and we still have to go dancing.  We woke up at 4:00 PM, got ready, and headed to Rockwell’s in Villa Park for dinner; excellent choice!

we were first to arrive at the dance studio and we stayed until almost 9:30 PM dancing to anything and everything, whether we kept time of not.  We had great fun!

The Zaitz were not with us this evening so we had our able to ourselves… you should NEVER leave us alone… We get into trouble!

We departed for Mary’s at 9:30 PM arriving about 10:00 PM. Mary crashed and I headed to Los Alamitos listening to my latest audiobook, MAYDAY.  I may never fly again after listening to the book.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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