It is Sunday, May 28th, the day before Memorial Day. I am sitting here at the computer creating this blog and realized how quiet and peaceful it is. The television is off because earlier I had been reading. Eddie is in the back room covering one of his airplanes.
The temperatures are a little high for this time of the year and so we are not outside watching the hummingbirds, purple martins, and butterflies like we would normally be doing on a Sunday afternoon in May, but we are both content doing some of the indoor hobbies we enjoy.
We watched the Food Network and came up with a menu for tonight's dinner from some of Paula Deen's recipes. Eddie told me he fancied some chicken fried steak with biscuits and milk gravy. So I told him I would fix that for him tonight. We will have some home grown snap beans or collards and some green onions to go with it. I may have to make some peach cobbler for dessert and sweet tea to wash it all down.
Tomorrow, since it is Memorial Day we probably will BBQ some pork chops and have potato salad and baked beans.
I wish we could go fishing tomorrow, but Eddie said that the fish would not be biting, so we will hang around the house and find something to do. Our catawba tree has a hatch of catawba worms and Eddie said if the rain crows don't get them all when they are bigger we will take some and go fishing then.
The hay in the hayfield is growing even though we have not had very much rain, so it is likely that sometime in June, Bobby Brightwell will come and cut and bale the hay. He likes to get three or four cuttings a year. Eddie has asked him to come and bushhog around the place in payment for his use of our land.
The old house/shack behind the shop needs to be torn or burnt down. I would like to get the fire department out to do a practice burn and have it taken down. It is an eyesore to me. If we don't go down to the big house and start repairing some things in it, it will be just like the old shack in no time. We just don't have the money to repair it.
The gardens are doing pretty good, but our tomato plants are not (seems like they have some kind of blight). Eddie has planted peas, okra, squash, butter beans, snap beans and bell pepper. He noticed a small bell pepper on one of the plants this morning and the squash are blooming. We have some tomatoes on the plants but the plants themselves do not look good.
I guess I will go for now, I have to go get ready to prepare our country
home-cooked meal for the evening.
I wish everybody the very best holiday.
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