Thursday, September 13, 2012

The garden keeps on giving.

Yes, I know my rant yesterday was probably stupid, but once in a while everyone needs to just unload and get angry over something, anything. It's the things we don't do when in this unload/anger mode that separate us

My laptop has about zero hard disk space left on it. I can't even sync/backup my iPad where all the photo's are residing. I have to head out later and get an external drive so I can get the past 5 years+ worth of pictures copied over and deleted so I have room for more pictures.

Bleh, always something getting in the way. I even have a great picture of me swimming in a 13,000 foot snow fed pond... for my friends up north of the border. It was freezing, the wind was howling and it wasn't warm out but I just had to jump in and keep tradition going. In the meantime here are a few I took from my phone.

Dinner with a salad I lugged up from the garden.

The far mountain range base was my destination, I was running!

Random picture about 12,000 feet or more.

Rock was worn out and didn't appreciate getting up early one morning.
That's where I went swimming!

I harvested a paper sack full of corn, 25 tomatoes, 10 peppers, a lot of green beans, more squash (and zucchini and cucumbers) and I'm happy to say I have a couple of pumpkins that have the potential to be mammoth. It rained for about 15 hours yesterday so all of those good nutrients should help spur the mammoth factor. I won't be in country to make a big display or anything so I'll set one up at the mormon neighbors, I'm sure the little girls will be delighted to help carve and scoop and such.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can get 1 or 2 more tomato and bean harvests before the end of the season. It's a big hope, I can already tell everything has slowed down and is starting to fade off. I'm not going to complain, it's been a great garden and it's still giving great produce. I was able to get a lot of stuff put away for the winter and still give out veggies to the family and neighbors. I've only had to buy lettuce and spinach for salads for 4 months instead of needing to buy all the salad fixings.

Last night I couldn't see more than 10 feet with the low cloud cover but I had an amazing run in mid 50 degree weather. 7:30pm is the new dark time so I'm really adjusting my run start times, running in the dark isn't one of my favorite things, especially on trails. The depth perception just isn't there and I'm always afraid of getting hurt doing that, mainly jamming my leg really hard on a step down.

Fall is here, high of 64 today and it got into the high 40's last night. I sleep better in the winter, I say bring it on. I could use any sleep, this hour or two a night isn't cutting it lately.

1 comment:

  1. oh buddy - that lake is gorgeous and i am so proud that you jumped in!!! no worries about the rant - we all need to vent sometimes!!! the spaghetti and salad look delicious! hurry up and get that external drive for your pictures - i would die if i lost any of mine! glad to hear that your garden is still producing...ours has been a bit of a learning curve this year...but we've been learning. and get some more sleep - don't make me have to come down with my *ss-kickin' boots - bahahahahah!

    your friend,