Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Friday, June 15, 2007

Steve’s leaving for Memphis after work today, so I’m on my own for the weekend. Hopefully I don’t get spooked at night out here in the sticks by myself. I’ve got a list a mile long that I’d like to get done at the property while Steve’s gone. We’ll see how far I get.

We picked a bunch of radishes last night and sent them to Memphis with Steve. We have lots of blooms on our cucumbers and pumpkins, a couple of really small yellow squash, and one green tomato the size of a marble. There are quite a few tomato plants growing now, but they’re only about 4-6” tall, so they’re way behind the game. This weekend I’m going to plant some more of Dad's green beans in a few places where the original ones got trampled by the dogs. The first batch of beans that I planted are coming along nicely, and we figured that these late plantings will extend our harvest by several weeks. Steve thinks we don’t have enough green beans (they’re his favorite), but we have about five times as many as last year, and we were over-run by them for several weeks. I’ll be spending lots of time weeding this weekend.