Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010 New Challenge Starts Today

Hello Ladies- Hope you all had a good week. I am happy to report that I am back down to 184 after going up last week because of my TOM. Next week hopefully a loss. We spent the whole weekend planting our garden and flowerbeds so I got exercise in that form but it was hot. It was 87 on Sunday and then 93 on Monday, which is just too hot for May in Wisconsin, that is more July and August weather. We don't have central air, just some window air conditioners but they aren't in yet so that made it hot. Sunday we went out for ice cream since we were done planting and because it was so hot. I had a turtle sundae and enjoyed every minute of it but really debated long and hard with myself if I should have it so there I have changed a lot since last year. I knew it was okay to splurge as long as it isn't all the time. Plus with the heat I hadn't really eaten a lot all day just drank water.

So for those of you who are interested in what I planted in my garden,(Heather)as usual I bought too many plants and seeds but we found room for all of them. Somehow we always do. So I bought Asparagus roots and they are planted, we won't see anything till next year. Also got some rhubarb from a friend and that needs to be planted tonight. I bought a flat of everbearing strawberries which also need a home and then I am going to get some raspberries from my mom this weekend. Yeah, So that is all stuff that will come back each year.
Now my garden has plum tomato and cherry tomato plants, red, yellow, green and jalapeno pepper plants, kohlarabi plant, Leek plants, red and yellow onion plants, green cabbage and red cabbage plant, broccoli plant, eggplants,basil and rosemary plants. Then from seed we did carrots, beans, peas, basil, cilantro, yellow squash, zucchini, watermelon, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, beets, jalapenos, spinach, and lettuce. You think it was enough? LOL
We haven't had the best luck with watermelon, squash, pumpkins,eggplants or zucchini but everything else usually comes up. So come August I will have my hands full with lots of fresh veggies, Yeah. We eat what we can, share some and then freeze whatever can be frozen. I run a family daycare so I can not used homemade canned food but I can use homemade frozen food. So if anyone has any good recipes for freezing veggies let me know. Thanks. I'll post pictures soon, my hubbie went along to a field trip today and took the camera.


  1. totally jealous of your garden! :)

    congrats on the loss this week. last week's blip up must have been water retention or something.

  2. A turtle sundae sounds so good. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I love your writer’s voice in this post.. Great work..