Man, I thought I’d never pay $4 for a pound of butter, but I did today…damn. Can’t grow that stuff. We go through about a pound of butter a week around here, and that’s if I’m not doing any baking.
No stop today at the meat market, as I am nearly out of money and I just got paid…so it begins. Still have two more payments to make this month as well.
My Sam’s order will be trickling in for the next couple days. FedEx must have a new driver as the lazy rat bastard leaves the boxes at the front gate, even though it is open.
Pretty much across the board the prices are all up. My cart has been on average, $50 higher the past couple trips…damn that Putin…
That cake mix you see; Duncan Hines and whatever is a great bargain if you throw them in the freezer for a couple days to kill off the mealy bug eggs. They will last forever. Today I bought a couple for $1 each…sometimes on sale for 88 cents. I have baked cakes with those expired for years with no ill effects.
I left the drip irrigation on all night last night on three of the gardens. The beans are doing very well, and 6 or 7 pickles are coming up now too.
Looks like I may have to resort to selling Black Diamond watermelons in August for some pocket change. Those things can easily run 40 pounds, and are delicious.
I was going to attempt some watermelon pickles from one of those. There is one plant now, and my seeds are due any day for the next batch to plant.
Somehow, working the garden does not seem like so much of a burden today.