Big plans

I always make big lists for the weekend.  Do you do that? I’m such a list-maker–just love to check things off my list.  And yet, I also find that sometimes a long list just makes me feel overwhelmed with chores.  Do I need the help of a list to be sure I don’t keep getting distracted and veering off to do other things?  Maybe. But sometimes those other things need doing, too.

This weekend it looks like there is going to be a freeze on Saturday night–instead of waiting, and watching, and wondering if we need to pick all of our green tomatoes, I think we’ll just pick them.  Pick them all on Saturday and be done with it–then on Sunday I can make the new green tomato salsa recipe I’ve been wanting to try, and I won’t have to worry about what to do with the tomatoes any more this year.

If I’m really ambitious, I may cut some herbs and dry them–I’ve never done that before but I always tell myself I’m going to try it.  Seems a shame to waste all those beautiful herbs in the vegetable garden just because it’s getting colder.  Of course, the perennial herbs like lemon thyme, lemon balm, and oregano and the tougher ones like rosemary I can just leave out in the garden for quite a while–they’ll likely be fine until it snows.

So, I’ll let you know how it goes. And I’ll let you know how the green tomato salsa is–I am excited to try that one.

I’m going to leave you with a picture I took when we were at Glendalough a couple of weeks ago–the leaves hadn’t even started changing yet so everything was beautiful and green.

Here’s to an enjoyable and productive weekend! :)

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4 Responses to Big plans

  1. Sheri says:

    My husband likes to make lists and sometimes he puts things on it that he’s already done so he can check them off right away.

    • Sandi says:

      Yeah. . . I’ve totally done that. :) Especially when you did quite a bit but nothing that was actually ON your list. . . gotta add those on there so you can cross SOMETHING off. Haha!

  2. Molly says:

    I had to quickly run out last night and pick all of my green tomatoes. About 200lbs in all.
    Later today I’ll go thru and sort, and sort and sort. Usually I let them ripen in the house which takes a couple weeks and make tomato sauce and ketchup. YUM!

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