"Today: A chance of rain and snow showers.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48."
"Tonight: Areas of frost after midnight.
Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 28"
good thing i got out and picked peppers and then i
went around and picked any lima beans that were left
as they make excellent shelled beans when they are
still green also. took me about an hour to pick them
and then another half hour to shell them out and Ma
cooked them up to go along with the rest of supper.
today i cleaned out the peppers so Ma can turn them
into stuffed peppers. we already have a bunch in the
freezer so some of these will be given away. while i
was cleaning the peppers from the leftovers and the
ones that weren't quite up to being stuffed i had a
large bowl full of cut up peppers. which means i
fried them up and had some to go along with my banana
and peanut butter for breakfast/brunch.
otherwise, it is life as usual here, picking beans,
shelling beans, sorting beans, and when the rain and
cold holds off long enough i'm getting stuff done
outside to seal up the house from the elements and
we had an area in the crawlspace entry where the
mice could chew at the foam board that insulates
the foundation and so over the years they'd been
doing that and i kept telling myself to get that all
chipped out along the edge and then fill it in with
mortar so they couldn't get at it any longer. did
that and so it will be nice to have no more chewing
going on and the little bits and pieces won't be
around any more. i still have to seal up about 50ft
of gaps at the bottom of the siding, but that is
minor and i think we have some nicer weather coming
up next week i can get that started or finished.
the most vexing thing at the moment is that i
have a dead mouse in my car and i can't find it.
phew! looked all over, found one nest, but no
mouse in it. will have to be a warm enough day
out before i'll make much progress on that, but
i suppose if i don't it will be freeze dried
dead mouse eventually... trapped other mice from
the car and found entrance they were using.
hope this will take care of it for good. cars
that sit outside too much can be used by all sorts
of critters for homes (wasps, bees, cats, mice,
chipmunks, ...) luckily, no skunks, raccoons or