Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wasn't I supposed to be resting today?

Last night we had a storm and it rained cats and dogs, I slept through it all even  the thunder and I'm glad I did..I was supposed to just rest today in order to ready and able to put away some Brocolli Rabe tomorrow., since they had grown much from the last rain.
Cecil checked out the property this morning too see if we had any damage, and coming back to the house remarked how the greens had grown so much, I peeked from the Patio and decided I better walk down there and get a closer look. Before I knew it I was picking them and muttering to myself "never put off tomorrow what you can do today".. Well, they looked so good and Cecil took pity on me and decided to "hire" himself to me... So as we worked he saw that it's not an easy task to pick and clean a lot of greens! He did everything he could to get fired :o) but I reminded him I would be the one to cook them and he better earn his plate he gave up and went to work :o)...the chair is empty cause I'm taking the pictures.
This was a perfect day to get the job done. It was windy and cloudy, but that kept Cecil, me and the Greens cool. we had a good system going and had a little fun doing it. Talked about the kids and old times etc. I wanted to make sure I had more greens this time than last..(4 jars)...By the time we were done
it was nice to sit in the "Chair Beds" for a rest. Dinner was Bar-b-que sandwichs made from the last of the delicious Pork roast I made Sunday.
The jars will be cleaned tomorrow and put into the "Canning Closet".
It feels real good to get that job done, and I'm pleased that I got  7 fully packed quarts. Cecil says he wants a little rice and he is good to go...Give me some hot fried cornbread with Jalepeno's and I'm good to stay :o)
Turned out to be a good day,
lets see what tomorrow brings!!


Mama-Bug said...

It's always fun to have some help when you're working! Did Cecil earn his plate!

The Gingerbread House said...

Mama-Bug, he worked enough for two plates :o) So I can't complain when he eats faster and more than me.
I usually make more than we eat at one sitting anyway.

Daisy said...

That's a lot of greens, Ginny. I think you and Cecil both deserve a rest after all that work. Your work is your reward in the end too. :)

The Gingerbread House said...

Thanks Daisy, we are a little stiff today, so that makes us take it easy...but it seems not for long or we will get bored with nothing to do since we are always doing somethin...Ginny

ladydi said...

Yes, Miss Ginny, you were supposed to be resting, but when the greens are ready, what can you do? Sitting outside in October cleaning greens sounds pretty nice, but I know all that canning is a lot of work!

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, it's a lot of work! but it will be good eating when I can't get pass the driveway come winter even in NC..With the ice especially. here things come to a halt...and I don't want to be one of those foolish old people to go out and break a leg trying to walk on ice....Ginny