Recouperation, Harvests, Hike, Watch - Monday
Yesterday morning was rough. My thumb was super sore, swollen, and extremely touchy. Every little bump and touch of it shot insane pain throughout the digit. I was so sore I couldn't make my way out to soak for the morning. It was cloudy for much of the morning which kept the temps cooler for the day. I managed to get my post typed out then the boys and I watched last weeks Deadliest Catch before I finally headed out to the garden to pick the squash. I managed to pick 19 pounds which has me near 60 pounds in the cooler. I have it listed now for the co-op but we will be using some in the freeze dryer.
Our raspberries are ripening and the 2 types are rather distinct from each other. The 2 bushes are putting off smaller berries with larger individual pieces but the other bush is putting off much bigger berries. There is really not enough for anything other than munching them off the plants.
Around noon I got my cart and umbrella setup at the top of the 2 rows of beans and scooted along for the first time this season. I got a full bucket by the end which ended up a bit over 7 pounds. There are a couple of other rows that have to be picked today which should get us to about 10 pounds total.
I got another half pound of cherries from our tree. The Chelan tree is finally giving us some and the Black Tartarian is the one that has given us nearly 3 pounds of cherries this year.
Our orders arrived from Amazon day and I got our bug zapper setup in the kitchen. My extra boxes of produce bags and twist ties got put away, Nitrile gloves put in the kitchen, and @stryeyz stuff set on the corner of the bed.
I got my new Garmin watch and am rather impressed with it. It is the Instinct Solar v1 which on a full charge is showing me 20 days of battery life left on it. As much as I am outside the solar charging aspect will be really helpful to keep it charged a lot better. I spent some time setting it up and figuring out all the different screens and reading through the instructions. Once @stryeyz was home we went for a walk up the hill and around the sheep pen.
Soaking was nice as I had missed the morning. I had my thumb in a splint for much of the day largely to protect it from any bumps and found myself having to hold my hand above my head to get the throbbing to subside. My thumb is far better this morning and is not nearly as painful to the touch. I have far better range of motion on the tip but it is still really swollen.
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