Think I had a fairly productive day. Did the usual feeding, milking, egg collecting etc, including a load of washing. Then hit posts into the tomato patch with that thumper thingy and strung up all the tomato plants. Did the one where there is wire above the plants, then used baler twine (good re-purposing of used baler twine) to support the various branches up off the ground. Hope it works better than the traditional tomato cages. Most of the plants have largish tomatoes already, some starting to yellow with a tinge of red just starting. I love the smell of tomato leaves. There were only a few weeds as I cleared them out previously. Also weeded some of the cucumber patch after finishing with the rototiller on the other beds. Plan on planting some fall lettuces, spinach, and Asian greens, as well as potatoes and garlic.
Took hay out to all three different pastures, and pulled horse nettle. The whole back of the buggy full, some with fat green berries. Horrid stuff. I was wearing my leather work gloves, and occasionally the thorns would still catch me. It doesn't even look as if I'd picked any. Also pulled out other weeds that the animals don't eat. Trying to stop all these undesirables from re-seeding. High chance of rain every day for the rest of the week, so probably not going to get to mow, or bale, hay.
Started a pot of French Onion soup tonight. Never made it before but with the weather cooling I felt for it. Will have to scrounge for French bread tomorrow to float on top with the melted cheese. It smells rather good. Cut up about 20 onions for it, they were tiny ! They caramelised while I was destroying the nettles, all goodness in a cast iron pan.
Not sure what Herbie wants to do this weekend, but I need to process the peaches and beetroot tomorrow. Need to look up some peach recipes for canning.