Sorry for such a long delay in posting. The manthing and I both got the creeping crud after the last post and were completely down and out for two weeks. Never in my life have I been that sick for such a long period of time and I never hope to be again!
Last week, though we were both feeling much better, all of our time was spent catching up on things and stuff that we got behind on while ill. Though we will never ever be able to say that everything that needs doing is done, we did get most everything back to a manageable level of craziness.
The greenhouse is emptying out finally and all that is left is a few tomatoes, peppers and tobacco. All the beds are planted but two and the tobacco patch. They are even mostly weeded, which is a rarity. The last two days we got some much needed rain to kick all the plants into growing gear. The very early tomatoes I put out survived the two frosts in April and are flowering already and a few of the volunteer squash are as well.
Early spring crops are already fizzling out due to the overly warm spring we have had. We have had a pretty decent year for greens of all kinds and for a change I was able to even freeze a few bags of peas. We skipped out on spring cabbage this year because we never have any luck with it but the broccoli is looking pretty good so far. Our puny area of strawberries has given us a few snacks and a couple meals of belgium waffles with fresh berries. Today I was able to freeze some rhubarb to make some chutney with after the next town trip. It looks to be a banner year for blueberries, grapes and blackberries but many of the fruits off the trees dropped after the last cold spells.