Monday, August 22, 2011

monday's mountain musings

A few observations from the homestead as of late since watering has become an every day chore just to keep things struggling along. The heat is unrelenting and rains are nonexistent. I realized that our entire life right now revolves around the gardens and there is little time for anything else. Thankfully, there are two of us around all the time and sometimes all three of us are here to split the work or nothing else would ever get done!
over 4 hours watering gardens=650 gallons of water
over 2 hours picking veggies
over 2 hours preserving veggies
1 hour planting veggies
2 hours cooking dinner, rolls and dessert
1 hour fixing driveway from fetching water everyday


  1. Sounds like some very busy days. Hope you see some rain soon!

  2. I'm currently reading John Seymour's "Forgotten Household Skills" and we take it for granted that we have so much leisure time nowadays...this post brings it home that this is not the case for so many of us. Stay safe with all that wild weather forecast,