There are really only two hobbies that I enjoy more than blogging - gardening and working on campaigns. To me gardening also includes canning and preserving the bounty from my garden. We are in the height of pepper season and contrary to popular belief, you don't pick them already pickled. I wish I had taken pictures of the bushels of tomatoes I brought in. I can't believe I failed to document them in some way. We couldn't eat them fast enough, so this year I froze them whole to save them for the peppers so I could make salsa. That time has come.
This year we had rain early in the season, but have had a late summer drought. My garden is not within hose distance, so when I water my 1500 sq.ft. garden, I haul gallon jugs of water held in plastic storeage containers to the garden. This is where my four wheeler comes in handy. Even with a motorized means of hauling the water the process of watering the vegetable garden and fruit bushes can take up to four hours.
It is a labor of love.