I had previously, this morning, put tilapia in foil packets with herbs, butter and lemon slices and put them back in the frig; so I got them out when I came in the house, put them in the oven, put a couple sweet potatoes in the microwave and heated up the leftover corn. It wasn't the best meal I've ever fixed but frankly, I didn't care!! It was food!
Right now I'm just taking a little downtime to type my blog and we'll be back outside after supper planting corn and green beans, squash, cucumbers and zucchini. I have the entire herb garden planted, seeds and plants. It was an awesomely huge job but it's accomplished. All that's left in the herb garden to plant now is the basil when it's ready.
Well, the vegetable gardening is finished, at least the planting part. We planted 1/2 row of Italian Flat Green Beans, 1/2 Row of Top Crop, 2 rows of corn, 1/2 row of butterbeans, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, Hubbard squash, acorn squash, cantaloupe, honeydew and Chinese beans. I also replanted some of the lettuces that didn't manage to make it up and my husband planted more onions. All that's left to plant in the vegetable garden are tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and sweet potatoes. It was an exceptional day. Of course, the laundry is still waiting for me in the basement so I guess I know what I'll be doing tomorrow evening!!
I've made some more hummingbird water for the hummers. I'm sure you all know how to make it but in case you don't, it's 4 to 1. Four Cups Water to 1 Cup Sugar, and always make it with white sugar. Put it all in a pan and bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Turn it off, let it cool down and then pour it into a pitcher and put it in the frig to completely cool. This is much better for your hummers than that red stuff with all the chemicals in it. Just remember to clean your hummer feeders at least once a week so the water they are drinking doesn't make them sick. Once you put that water out there for them they will depend on it being there. They will come back year after year to drink from your feeder and many a hummer will use your feeder for a pit-stop passing through on the way to its home, Spring and Fall; so once you start this undertaking, be responsible and be consistent. You will be overly compensated when you're sitting out on your porch or deck and the hummers are whizzing around making life just that much more joyous.