Well, I missed posting yesterday for lack of a single thing to say. Get out the wet noodle . . . I'm ready to take my punishment.
I have nothing (much) to post about today either, but I have to get a new post up so that picture of me in my custom-made blooper blouse will disappear. (Why is it that almost no one likes pictures of themselves?)
Weather-wise we are stuck in this wet, drippy, foggy, chilly period. With more of it forecast for the coming week. No visible puddles (when the moisture is not actively falling from the sky) in the garden, but oh my, do the plants look sad and in need of an infusion of sunshine. I shan't complain (much) though because from the middle on down to the southern part of our fine state, Minnesota is experiencing serious flooding. Not a good situation for anyone, but I'm sure the struggling farmers will be affect adversely.
Hubby and I just finished sorting through the remaining potatoes from last year's crop. I knew from when I looked through them for small ones to plant that they had started to grow very healthy sprouts, but I hoped there were some that were still fit for eating. Nope. Negative on that score. I waited too long to go through them and should have either entered us in a mashed potato marathon or dehydrated them or canned them. They all went into the compost. My bad.
We also had about a half bucket of carrots left that were getting pretty hairy but are still very firm and sweet tasting. So a little brushing took care of the "hair" and they're now stored in the spare fridge and will get eaten up PDQ.
These are the first lupines of the season I picked for a shelf in the bathroom. In previous years, they've blanketed the hillside in back of our wood working area but this year only about half as many are showing. Either the winter was too harsh for them or they've had way too much water gushing over their feet. I hope they will re-seed themselves so next year there's a more spectacular display.
Hope you all had a good weekend!
The Homestead at the End of June
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