Took my camera outside and the batteries were dead. With the kids at my heels all morning I thought better then to go in and get batteries....somewhere upstairs.
The little ones were painting rocks on the front porch in the sun this morning. It is 16C out, but a lot warmer in the sunshine. In the meanwhile I started the clear out the garden. The first were the beets. I have five rows left. I removed one row for this week. They will do well in the ground for a spell yet. However I will mention we had frost this morning. I am planning meals around the garden for the next two weeks or so. My freezer is full so we will be eating fresh and little meat to use up the garden.
The raspberries are in full swing right now. No use bringing them in as the little ones get hungry ( always) and go down and nibble away on the raspberries.
Dearest came in from a walk in the fields last night ( full moon) with two puffballs.(http://www.mssf.org/cookbook/puffballs.html) which I am now cutting up, and cooking with onions and garlic and freezing, in an already stuffed freezer in small portions.
I have mending to do today. Mostly elastics in the smallest ones pants. They haven't lasted from the last child. And Dearest sleeping bag before he goes camping in three weeks time. He wrecked the zipper in this expensive bag last year. That is his fourth and I informed him last sleeping bag he will own. They are costing us a fortune because he doesn't know how to use a zipper properly. You slide down , not upward! He breaks zippers on everything. His mom never instructed his right I guess. Thank goodness for Velcro. That is how I am going to repair the sleeping bag. he will have to live with it.