I know I've been rather lax in keeping my updates going these last couple of months. As it turns out I've been pretty busy with SCA stuff and my home business. I've not had several sewing jobs for other people in the SCA as well as a couple of simple wood carving commissions. But, it all takes time which is why I am a couple of weeks behind schedule here.
In my last post I was complaining about the lack of sale on Etsy. Well, the Gods of Commerce must have heard my wailing and gnashing of teeth because I made five sales in July. I haven't gone back and checked nut I am pretty sure that is a record number of sales for me on Etsy. You add in the SCA sales and I did really great business in July.
The rest of my life is still plugging along. We are still suffering drought conditions and we have been keeping the garden watered. Luckily, being diligent with the water has been working well for the tomatoes and cauliflower. From the looks of things I'll be canning tomatoes in late August, though not as many as I had hoped.
Even though I purchased my well labelled tomato seedlings from the nursery I ended up with two cherry tomato plants, one roma tomato plant, one beefsteak, and one pink lady. The other three have so far remained unidentified. The beefsteaks and the cherry tomatoes are the most prolific in the garden this year. The beefsteaks are mostly for eating on Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches since I find they are not juicy enough for canned tomatoes and take to long to cook down for sauce.
The cherry tomatoes? I've been getting a pint every other day and so far they haven't been lasting all that long. I've been eating them like grapes. Seriously. They are a fruit and home grown cherry tomatoes are so much sweeter and juicier than store bought ones, so it has been easy to keep up with the harvest so far. Eventually though the harvest will get big enough that I will have to start begging the neighbours and friends to take some off my hands.
Until then I will keep watering, picking, and eating as much of my harvest as I can.In fact, I think I'm going to pull some bacon out of the freezer. BLT's for lunch tomorrow, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, well you get the idea.