Photo Courtesy of http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info
Last night's excellent rainstorm cooled the weather for us and made the weeds easy to pull, even the gigantic lamb's quarters with huge root structures (see photo above). My farmer friend Phil and I tackled weeds together all day in my garden. We also had fun picking and sampling various varieties of peas he planted. He has sugar snaps, shell peas, snow peas, including a unique yellow snow pea. My favorite sample--the new Eclipse super-sweet shell pea. Wow--super-sweet is right!
The coolness of the day did not negate the affects of the bright sun. Unfortunately, I did not realize until too late that there was a significant gap between my waistband and my shirt when I bent over the rows. I have an extremely painful red strip of skin there. Oops. I don't think that part of my body has ever seen the sun before.
9 a.m. About 12 cups watermelon
2 p.m. About 4 cups of juicy sweet mulberries as big as blackberries right off the tree. Wow!
3-5 p.m. Snacking on random peas
7 p.m. Ice cream made with 3 frozen bananas and a 12 oz. bag of frozen mango
Approx. 1600 calories