15 more days, and I can get into my routine that I have been out of for months, since I went through surgery earlier this year.
We have made it through 2 graduations, and are now starting into the camp season. Normally, in the past, our camp season lasts for 2 months. This year, it is only 2 weeks.
Made it through the spring races at the speedway (where we work part time on the fire and rescue team). This week I am working one day there, husband is working 2 days there. Of course the spring races had to be the week before graduation, to add to the confusion. Then I have a few days of childcare, then daughters to pick up at week one of camp.
Next week, we do week 2. 2 weeks of church camp, one week of cheer camp for daughter #5, and that's it. No 4H, no Girl Scout camps.
Since I am only gone one week at a time, that means my garden won't get away from me this year, and I won't miss doing any canning or food processing because I was gone. Last year, I was gone too much and the weeds took over to the point it took me 2 weeks to get it back under control.
I can get back into my routine of laundry on Monday, baking on Tuesday, and working at the fire department on whichever day I don't have daycare children to watch. And, do an occasional day at the speedway for driving schools and such.
I now have around 40 to 48 tomato plants in and 28 pepper plants. The cilantro is coming up well--I transplanted it last fall to a new bed and wasn't sure how it would do, but it seems to be doing fine. My mint has pretty much taken over 2 side by side beds (one which used to belong to the cilantro till last fall). Onions will be ready in another couple weeks. I have a bunch of "unknown" squashes in. The tags had been removed from them, so I have no idea what type they are. They tags were removed because I dumpster dove to get them....Yep, Sutherlands was throwing them out and I saved them. They were in 6 packs, but each 6 pack was missing some, so the store just pitched them. I also rescued some ornamental grasses from the dumpster as well as a few more tomatoes and peppers.
After I get back from camp, I will get the rest of the items in and planted, unless I find time between now and then. I am still looking, without luck, for 2 year old asparagus crowns. I can't find any asparagus at all...