After much pondering I decided that it was time that I sat down and talked to God about what he needed me to do. I prayed long and hard about this and think that now I understand. I need to step back a bit more and let others take a leadership role in the Church, this will free up a bit more time at home to do the homey things I have been missing. Other people need to step forward and give of themselves if we are to have a vibrant, alive church and I need to step back and allow this to happen. I know it will be tough when I have always been so involved, but I do need to spend more time working on those other things that are important in my life. such as my marriage, my home and myself.
Later this afternoon, Harvey decided to bring in the garden. Or at least some of the garden so that he could till the empty spaces.
The first thing he brough in for me to get ready for the winter was the turnips. I cut them up and put them in bags. These are the last 5 bags of the 15 I did up. Should be able to have turnips for awhile this winter.
Next he brought in some of the green peppers for me. I did save 4 of the largest ones to use in the stir fry we had for supper, and as veggies for the rest of the week. The rest I cut and bagged for the freezer. They will sure taste good in stews and stir frys this winter.
Then it was on to ripe tomatoes. I did up 5 more bags to freeze for the winter. I will use these in tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce and soups. I am pretty sure that with the other 15 bags in the freezer I will only need another 20 to see us through the winter. Hopefully there will be enough left to make some juice with, but the way we have been eating BLT's I could be kidding myself.
I decided that it might be a good idea to dry some herbs, so my dehydrator got a work out today. I dried some more Chocolate Mint, moved on to the parsley, and the thyme got trimmed and dried as well. I still have oregano to dry, but I think my dehydrator needs a rest as much as I do.
Well off to visit with all of you. Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.