We stayed home like we usually do. Ever since we moved to the ranch we've fallen in love with our own personal 4th of July. Hubby always takes me out on the lake in the boat. I call it my gondola ride when I dream of Venice. We always grill and eat dinner by candlelight on the deck under the umbrella. The neighbors are always setting off fireworks in every which direction so there's no want for noise and color. The fireflies always seem to show up on the 4th in full array. There are no better fireworks than the lightning bugs flitting out over the hillside. Simply put "God's Fireworks".
This morning is cool and fresh but it is supposed to slowly start to heat up again. Too bad because it has just been gorgeous weather.
My granddaughter is coming for a visit next week so I'm hustling around trying to get certain things accomplished so that it doesn't interfere with our fun time. I'm sure that I'll have to pick green beans while she's here and though she loves to do all the old-fashioned stuff, such as snapping beans, she's a kid and no kid likes to spend hours snapping beans so I'm trying to work it so Papaw spends time with her while I can the veggies. She'll help me do some of it but I want her to have funny at granny's house too.
She doesn't know it yet but we're going to be cooking up some herb recipes, fishing, and who knows what else and I'm looking forward to it immensely! Anyway, today I've decided to make sauerkraut and and I need to step on it so I'll talk to you later.
After I got the sauerkraut put up I went out and helped hubby mow. He pushed mowed my herb paths for me tonight so I thought the least I could do was mow a little extra of the old plot to help him finish faster. While he mowed my herb paths I dug garlic. It's kind of early for digging garlic and remember, this garlic had to be moved because our retainer wall was failing us. Nonetheless, it looks ready to dig. I started digging and just about had a cow!! It was so tiny and puny looking I only dug 1/3 of it. Maybe I should leave it in there a few more weeks. I know it's because we had to move it but oh gosh, how disappointing. I usually have beautiful garlic. See, you never know what kind of situation you'll have when you're gardening. I am disappointed but not necessarily surprised. Win some - lose some. There's always next year!!