These tiny, fragrant flowers are blooming on a plant start that I got from mother years ago. Do any of you know what it is?
Instead of wiping down all the cabinets, I took a break to finish this picnic table runner flimsy. I will tidy up all the extra threads and it goes into my quilting stack.
This is Beau, hard at work. He tells Lacey what the problem is with his various barks and she knows to chase down the invader or ignore him. She is down there with the sheep.
Today was slow. We finished cleaning the last 20# of strawberries. I took my daughter grocery shopping as she just moved into a new place. She wanted to go to several places, which took more time. I came home and we had a large salad for lunch and then rested for awhile. We don’t have air conditioning and I think the heat slows us down.
When it cooled off, we fertilized the tomatoes and what other plants are still alive in the hoop house. It hasn’t done well, which I think is partly because we have had temperature issues and partly because with my knee issue, it has been semi-neglected. I am just really happy we have a Sunday market that I can purchase products to fill in the gaps. The tomatoes, however, are happy and have lots of little green tomatoes on them. We should have a good crop. The potatoes have died back, so I should go looking underground and see what is there. We only planted about 20 feet for an early harvest. The rest we planted outside and I am hoping they are doing better.
When one can’t get it all done, it’s best to just be thankful for what one can do. There’s always next year, right?
We have been in the car enough this week, that I’m just past the half way point on this afghan. I have also been working many hours on the picnic quilt, but I don’t have a lot of progress to show other than the individual blocks.
With the warmer weather, we have somewhat slowed down and enjoyed being outside more.
In case you are interested in quality meat, we have found this to be a good place to get our chicken (we are vegan, but our dogs aren’t) They carry a variety of meat and it is delivered to a central area near you. The prices are good.
It was exciting to me to finally get enough done to be able to put a block together.
In addition, there are more sodas and more drumsticks done, with more to do.
On a hot day, a cool lunch is terrific. We had a salad in a wrap, with chips and hummus, plus slightly pickled beets and hummus dressing. For the dressing, I put some of the hummus in with vinegar of choice and shake good. Be sure to refrigerate after using. ( I did chop the tomato, but when I make salads for several days, I leave the tomato whole until time to eat the salad)
And to make it a perfect day, Mary came over, bearing berries and had lunch with us. Of course she also had to spend a few minutes playing with fabric. She had another appointment and left all too soon.