the body did put up somewhat of protest against my efforts to continue forward as if at full health but at days end, it held up pretty well. positive thinking - pushing towards health.
i did not end up doing all that much. i collected two bags of local grass clippings and mulched several garden areas. seems all we do down here is mulch mulch mulch but i'll tell you, i will not complain. the heat has been tremendous as i often report and anything that helps keep the vegetation a bit more comfortable is well worth the effort. lucky for me, my grass clipping stake outs have proved quite profitable. i've collected pounds of mulch for the price of lifting the bag and transporting home. not bad.
as a result of the heavy mulching this season, i've noticed the worms populations growing - as discovered during my recent mulching/digging endeavors. that's a big plus. the mulch cools the soil, the worms rise up, they pull down the mulch, break down the mulch, benefit from it's food source, breed more worms, more worms means more castings, more castings breed healthier soil, better soils means better water retention, healthier fertile soils breeds healthier plants, healthier plants better survive tough conditions - so i'll keep on mulching and hope the worms keep coming, i can hope for nothing better!
of course there are many beetles and bugs and lizards that also help with this process. i love them too along with all the toady froggy creatures rounding out the cycle.
so i mulched a bit, made myself some homemade chicken noodle soup for lunch and then i decided today would be a good day to bake a loaf of bread. just a single loaf today, going to try that for a while since the freezer is pretty darn full. i've been storing quite a bit of goods up and the top of the okra season has yet to hit. i usually freeze a good bit of okra but considering my failure with cucumbers this season, the okra may all head right to the pickle jars instead. i'm a huge huge fan of pickled okra in a way more so than cukes so maybe nature pulled me a favor.
ahh! the timer just went off. time to pull the bread out of the oven.
enough for today
hoping for a happier healthy body tomorrow