Aunt Jean’s Pole Bean pole beans (a lovely heirloom soup bean): so much time on my hands, I even took time to shell them, plus about another 8 pounds of dried beans. These lovelies were left on the vine to dry a bit too long, so they automatically become seed stock for next season.
A few days off: it’s something we all wish we had more of, isn’t it? (I should clarify by saying a few paid days off. Nobody willingly wishes for days off without pay.) I will admit, though: days off mean trouble for me.
I suppose it’s good trouble. I get things done. But it’s bad trouble too as it’s in this downseason, this between-betweens, that I have time to…set lots more work up for myself! Yes. So I did things like begin the cure on a couple of hams, make lots more milk-y things (out of the regular repertoire of the biweekly yogurt; we made more kefir, some ricotta, even some ice cream), make entirely too many cookies and baked goods, and plant (in my head) the entire garden plus another half-acre at least. I inventory, I categorize, I conquer.
And then I wonder why I am so exhausted in the evenings.