Now that the State Fair is over, reality has returned to our household in a big way. The two weeks of the State Fair is a little like a vacation for us, except that we sleep at home, work our jobs, care for our animals, and do our schoolwork. However, because every other moment is spent at the Fair, normal housework and chores are completely neglected.
I started the post-fair clean up with a little laundry.
Then I cleaned up the very full pea plants, blanched the peas, and put them in the dehydrator along with the cuttings from the very full parsley, basil, and oregano plants.
Seven heads of cabbage were ready for picking and will be shredded for sauerkraut this week.
Did I mention I had a little laundry to do?
The lemon tree still had a few lemons that need picking so the tree can bloom and get ready for next year’s harvest.
Did I say a few? I meant few more than a few. Hmmm, someone is going to have to juice those soon. I think I need to start a five-gallon bucket of hard lemonade.
The bathroom got a bit grimy, too. How does a bathroom get so icky so fast?! Especially when we’re never here?
Oh, and a little laundry. Ok, a lot of laundry! I’d say we wear too many clothes, but the alternative would traumatize my children…and my neighbors.
For those already tired by the to-do list, you can join me later for a nice cup of tea.
Thanks for stopping by! Once I get my house and garden back in order from the Fair-cation, I’ll post the recipes for my fair entries and a few garden posts that I have in the works. In the meantime, I’ll let you ponder how two large areas of my garden that were lying fallow right now are currently covered with tomato seedlings.
Grace and peace be yours in abundance,