We’ve been at the farm all weekend, fighting the heat wave. In order to fight the heat, we broke down and bought new air conditioners for the farm. The main air conditioner has been here since the beginning of time, hasn’t worked in a few years and was pretty much permanently attached to the house. We were using two window ac units to at least try to tame the heat inside. Not so much. We bit the bullet and went out to buy another big guy. So Saturday afternoon was spent with me in the garden for the sole purpose of not being in the house while my husband tried to pry the old unit away from its decades-old home. As I would come in and out with vegetables or to get a drink, hubby would comment “I’m going to start saying bad words”. That soon became threats of getting the truck and a chain. But with perserverance, he was victorious. He was able to wrestle that big ol’ thing out of the wall (that happens to be in a cubby at floor level), get the new unit in place and seal it up. We’ve already decided that when it’s time to replace this one, we’ll “call a guy”.
I also pickled some purslane that I yanked while weeding. This is the first time that I’m attempting any type of preservation for the purslane. I wanted to give that a try so that we can perhaps enjoy some of its yumminess well beyond the season.
I’m finally starting to feel normal after my surgery and got out with some friends for lunch and a movie today. It’s probably just in time too. There’s so much to do in the garden, it’s hard to know where to start. I was able to schedule a friendly photo shoot for this week as well, so all is slowly returning to the way it was. I couldn’t be happier!