Okay, I knew this day would come, but I was still hoping it wouldn't. I've gotten increasing numbers of spam comments lately, mostly on older posts that I then have to go back to so I can remove the comment. What a pain in my neck and poor use of my time! So I've instituted comment moderation, but only on posts older than a week. We'll see how this goes. Sorry for the hassle. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with the moderating at a decent pace so you can still benefit from the comments, and with new posts not subjected to comment moderation it should still make the current topics easy to discuss.
Now for some updating. Sweet husband has been crazy busy around here--he got the whole garden/fruit tree area plowed and tilled, then raked all the dirt clods to the low spot and planted grass around the baby fruit trees. All in his spare time of which he has very little. This will be much nicer than the trees and weeds combo we've had in the past. He and the kids also got all the potatoes planted while I was gone this past week. Yes, we're getting them in late. We should still at least get baby potatoes out of them this year.
The kids and I will be getting the rest of the garden planted in the next couple of days. Yes, we're late on that also. Hoping for a late freeze this fall, but it's been so cold this spring and we've been more than the ordinary amount busy, so we plant when we can. Hey, the pioneers planted on the 24th of July, right?
Speaking of busy, the two county Emergency Prep fair I went to the meeting for is this Friday, so I'll be there all afternoon. It should be very good for a hickville prep fair. 4-8 pm Friday at the Spartan Center for you locals. Free food, free stuff, some speakers (not me), and if the tables are sturdy enough I'll have the Country Living Mill up to try out. Fun for all ages.
That is all for now, at least all my brain can remember--more great stuff another time. :)