Last night we pulled out the frost-bit cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans and potatoes. Since the bed those were in is a much sunnier place I then transplanted my greens to it and planted some additional lettuce and cabbage. My husband helped me get the plastic cover out of storage and we covered our hoop house. It’s not cold tonight, but I needed help with that. Now I can tuck the plants in any night I need to with only my 6 year old’s help and hopefully I won’t lose any more plants.
I think we’re going to plant some cover crops in the shadier bed. This was our first year with that bed and the soil could really use some improvement.
I’m pretty sad that half my fall garden was killed off by an unexpected frost, but I can say the two beautiful harvests of green beans we got were totally worth it. From now on, we plant a whole bed of green beans each fall and we cover them. Seriously. The beans were sweet and didn’t have all the bug bites and rust spots our summer beans always end up with. They were bright green and beautiful.
And because I’m afraid I neglected to share this last week… I got myself a pair of garden boots. I haven’t owned rubber boots since I was a teenager. For a while now I’ve wanted to get some, but not the cheap things from the store around the corner. No, I wanted nice boots. But, I’m a cheap girl. Guess what? I found these on eBay for $9. They’re $30 new and these look like they’ve never been used. Go me!!
In kitchen news, I recently learned how to make fish tacos. Never having eaten one before I was pretty worried I wouldn’t like them or be able to make them right. I was wrong. This recipe was so easy to follow and my whole family, yes, even the kids, loved them. We’ve made them twice now. And the dressing makes an amazing spicy salad dressing. I’ve made it a few times cause it’s so easy and tasty!
My husband went to a big rummage sale last weekend and came home with a couple old books to add to our collection. Hubby is a history buff and especially loves Texas history so we were pretty excited about the Texas history book. Imagine our delight upon finding it was written by someone from the very same small town we live in! You can read part of A History of Texas, Revised on Google Books. It’s actually a school text book written and illustrated to be used in all grades. My husband and our 6 year old son are loving the many maps!