|Posted on September 11, 2009 at 12:04 AM|
This has been a crazy busy week and tomorrow morning my sister and I are going to drive to Spokane together for a quick visit to our parents. Hopefully we will be seeing our other two sisters while there as well. I may (or may not) have mentioned before that my father has Alzheimer's disease and is in a specialized care facility in Spokane. Recently he has begun progressing more rapidly through the latter stages of the disease and I want to get over to see him (and my mom) again before the weather starts making travel through the mountain passes more difficult.
This evening I harvested several items for the purposes of leaving my husband some tasty nibbles to enjoy while I am away, as well as to take along with me so I can prepare a nice dinner for my mom and sister on Friday evening.
All of the cucumbers will be combined with some onion and tomatoes (ripened off the vine) and then dressed with garlic infused vinaigrette to make a fresh cucumber and tomato salad for my husband to enjoy. I will also leave a few of the carrots for him to snack on. My daughter is currently away on a travel adventure of her own - so it is just my husband holding down the fort while I am gone.
The rest of the carrots, zucchini, mini bell peppers, pole beans and runner beans that I harvested tonight - will all go with us to Spokane along with a few more of the ripe tomatoes from the box in the garage. Should be the foundation of a nice meal for us on Friday.
As a result of my traveling this weekend, nothing will be done in the garden of any consequence. Luckily, the garden is actually not needing much attention right now. The only thing I wished I had gotten done last weekend (but did not for lack of time) was to spray the broccoli with Bt - as the heads are really getting good sized and I would prefer to harvest them without the worry of finding cabbageworms. Oh well, it will just have to wait until I get back. The rest of the garden will be fine for a few days without my presence.
I will check back in on Sunday after I have returned. In the meantime, I hope you all have a pleasant weekend and can find time to spend in your own food production gardens.