:: Our heat has abated but the humidity refuses to leave. We've been getting a bit of rain which has been much needed, and we're thankful for it. But between the rain and humidity, the garden has remained so wet that I almost have to suit up in full rain gear to work out there. (I actually haven't resorted to that. I just get wet and sloppy. And a titch muddy.)
:: I put an arched trellis in the field garden this year leading to the back section where I put the corn and potatoes. I planted morning glories at the base of it thinking they would climb and completely cover the trellis. Like everything else this year, their growth was slow but when the finally made it to the top of the sides instead of growing over the horizontal top piece, they just kept growing straight up. The vines were about 18" high before they flopped down and have started to cover the top.
:: Wood working this week has gone by the wayside in favor of getting a lot of little jobs (maintenance, repairs and such) done. They're necessary and it's great to have them out of the way, but at the end of the day you can't see much for your efforts. Papa Pea did put in an hour or so this morning with the chainsaw, and I've been getting in a little time on working up kindling. The bin is actually getting close to being filled.
This nice stack of wood magically appeared in our back wood working area yesterday. Truthfully, no magic was involved. Our good neighbor told us he had to take down several big trees in conjunction with an excavating job he was doing and asked if we wanted the wood. Yes, please, and thank you very much. A good neighbor indeed.
:: I seem to be requiring more sleep lately. Or maybe it's just because it's not getting light out as early in the morning anymore my body doesn't think it's time to get up until daylight makes an appearance. I'm really looking forward (as I do every year) to it getting dark earlier in the evening so we're encouraged to wind down sooner. Game called on account of darkness and all that.
:: I spent some time today making up some goodies to give the folks we got the horse manure from last weekend. Two quilted pot holders, a bunch of Oatmeal Cookies and a Raspberry Crumble Pie. Since I had the oven going, I made a pumpkin pie for us. That's our daughter's favorite so I hope she'll be around to get a piece. Or two.
:: And now it's time to rustle up some dinner. Hot dogs (chicken franks) on sprouted grain buns, cucumber salad and cherry tomatoes, and pumpkin pie for dessert. I can handle that.
The Garden and other bits
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