Thursday, August 2, 2012

Delightful Chaos

I slept little last night for coughing. I thought I would be wiped today but I guess not. Did morning chores, and laundry on the line, recycling ( lots from daughters move home) to the curb, last nights dishes away and I was ready to begin my day.

First on the agenda was to make something to snack on. I had nothing in the house, so I made oatmeal cookies, and then made pie dough. Cut up the over fresh peaches and made one peach pie, the other with be chocolate moose.

I went down to the garden to gather some beets. I took a photo of my garden but decided it looked like a jungle on the photo! A 'delightful chaos' of vegetables there. Many of which need to be taken care of now.

I pulled out the three rows of beets, which mounted to be four large pails full! For the next few hours I was cutting, washing, boiling, cleaning, scraping and boiling again. To make pickled beets and to freeze beet tops. I use beet tops in my stuffed pasta.
My beets are the red and white ring type.

I went to put my beet tops in the freezer and noticed the huge mess in there. So I went into the basement and got the coolers. Emptied the freezer into coolers and plastic containers, cleaned out the freezer and then moved it to face a different wall. Re-loaded the freezer once defrosted and cleaned and made a list of what is all in there.( enough zucchini to feed an army!).

This done. It is 1:30pm. Nap time for some around here. Dishes can wait. I want to sew.


Buttons said...

Well I must say you certainly are the Energizer Bunny I need a nap after reading this. It is a shame this chest infection has slowed you down so much. :) Hugs B

Kristina said...

Your beets look great.

Paula said...

I need to make my pickled beets soon too. Though I'm the only one who enjoys beet tops so they'll be going to the compost pile.

You sure did get a lot of work done for little sleep. Be sure you don't over do it too much.

Janet said...

Wow ! I wish I had half your energy. Hope you're feeling better soon.

My simple life said...

your beets look wonderful!!!
wish you a nice weekend,

Jane and Chris said...

I'm missing having the veggy patch this year.
I had to go into Lindsay many tourists,probably up here for the long weeeknd!
Jane x

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