You know the old joke about how you make God laugh? Tell him your plans. Well, that's why I blog about what I am doing not what I plan to do. While preparatory socialization is important, imagination vital, vision essential, one thing is for sure -- however you imagine it is at least one way you can count on it is NOT going to be.
Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess. Oh, I've told you about plans. I have plans on how to finish the upstairs and for the milking parlor. Or I might tell you we've planted carrots. But I don't count my carrots before the drought gets them. Not that this was a bad yield for a little four inch by three foot planting. These are in the dehydrator to add to the winter soup mix.
limas & corn
Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess. But sometimes things will surprise you too. This is sweet corn off the last sweet corn patch for the year (it too is destined to be dried) and a few pods of lima beans. Now, those limas. We've had sh*t for a bean year. When I was getting the corn one evening, I asked husband, "What are these beans over here?" He said, "What beans?" "These in the bed past the corn?" "They didn't make anything," he said. "Well, there's beans on them," I said, and I proceeded to pick them off and put them in my pockets. "At least you'll get your seeds back," I said. Sure enough, they are little white limas, and sure enough, if we keep the bugs out (which means, dry them thoroughly and put them in the freezer twice and maybe just keep them in the freezer because beans are really bad to get bugs in them I don't know what they do to commercial beans), we'll have the seeds for next year. And IF we carry out our fence plan to thwart the deer, we just might have beans next year.