Want to know a secret? I have a confession to make. I wanted to keep it a secret, but it's been going on so long now, I just can't hide it any longer.
I haven't been gardening. Nope. Not at all. I go outside for perhaps 15 minutes a day. Total. And I only do that to walk around, take pictures, and refresh the hummingbird feeders. No pulling weeds. No new beds being created. No vegetable gardening.
What could make an obsessed gardener stay inside all day? The heat!
Tufa Girl posted about it today. 100 degrees at 9:00 p.m. Lows in the mid-80's. Highs way too high. 95 degrees feels cool! Who wants to go outside and work in this heat? Who wants to see the garden in this shape? Not I!
So, I've been doing what Hanni has been doing. Canning.
|Apricot butter in the making.|
It's thrilling to see the jars lined up on the pantry shelves. Yum.
My vegetable garden burned up, so I've been getting most of my vegetables from the local farmers market. The markets here stay open through October.
It's addicting. And so rewarding!
|Blueberry jam - it's fabulous!|
I have a goal of canning enough vegetables to last us through Christmas.
|I even canned a few potatoes!|
Will I make it? I don't know, but the longer this heat continues, the closer I get!