The wife wanted to go badly to get some groceries for the past couple of days. I do not ever go to the grocery store past noon; ever. It’s a code I have. She knows this, yet still sleeps until 1 pm; except Saturday.
Yesterday morning, she was up at nine, and we were gone by 9:30.
First stop, Lowe’s. I was really looking for a battery charger as I had some gift cards to blow. They had one for $89. Seemed a little high, so I passed. I still picked up some Gorilla glue, Raid Fumigators, and some Gorilla tape. Can’t have too much.
Next stop, the liquor store.
Then, grocery store. We arrived about 10:30. We were done just before noon. I have not had a cart that full since I couldn’t remember when. I turn away, and the wife has put in stuff. Hey! That’s not on the list!….It’s on MY list…..ok.
$273. Large peaches were 67 cents a pound. I cannot ever remember them being so cheap. The wife indicated that she wanted to return and buy some more, and we’ll try our hand at canning peaches.
I also found a recipe for peach turnovers using frozen peach slices wrapped in a crescent roll sprinkled with some cinnamon sugar. We may try that as well.
Back to the house by 12:20. Not bad. Still time for a nap, and/or a trip to the meat market here in town.
Didn’t get to the meat market. I had forgotten that Saturday in town is very busy. We live outside of a touristy town that calls themselves the “birthplace of the cowboy”. At noon on Saturdays in the summer, they have a shootout. Actors portraying bad guys and good guys fire blanks across the main drag.
The courthouse is home base for any number of local gardeners and farmers selling their wares. I decided not to fight the traffic. Any other day of the week is fine, as it returns back to being a sleepy country town.
We watched the entire mini series The Lost Room last night and were up until about 3 am. I got up at ten and began prepping the stew for tonight. I had a 1.8 lb hunk of sirloin, and cut that up; browned it with a little garlic and a thinly sliced onion. Added to a 3 qt crock pot with half dozen large carrots, and half dozen red potatoes, and an onion. Should be done by seven. Stew for two. About a cup of water in the bottom…and maybe 1/4 C of a dry red that was already opened.
I made my rounds in the garden as well. The okra seems to be coming along as the plants are now on their second set of leaves. The watermelon have taken a turn towards being a vine, and that’s a good thing. More leaves on them too.
After all the rain, the weeds in the uncultivated gardens have sprung alive now. I hate to use the glycosphate (active ingredient in Round-Up) as I think that shit never really goes away. The only alternatives are manual weeding, covering with black plastic, or an alternate herbicide that works. I still have a cherry tomato plant that is surrounded by weeds larger than it.
We vow to do better next year.