Good Morning! It's cool, breezy and cloudy. We are not getting the sunny heat we need for the garden to thrive. It's verdant, but it's not maturing. I did notice that our pear tree has lots of fruit on the limbs. My tomatoes and peppers up on the porch are beginning to bloom. It's warmer and protected up there.
Strawberries are finally in season. My own are not blossoming yet, but the field berries are now available. I'll give it a few more days and then buy a couple of flats for jam and freezing.
I'm heading to the grocery store shortly. And then, of course, the laundry needs attention.
I decided to re-read the Clan of the Cave Bear, and all the following books in that series. I remember why I loved them so much...
It's a great book to take out onto the porch and read in the sunshine (if it's out). Not today.
I sold a little painting. Phragmites are invasive in our low and wetlands here in SW Ontario. They've choked out cattails and water plants and flowers. They look like wild rice and are actually quite pretty. I hate them.
My painting was intended as an awareness of the problem and I did make notes on the back. Someone either agreed with me, or ignored my hen scratching. I never bothered to photograph the painting, so I can't share.
Doug, until we relocate our radio receiver, everything is slow to respond at this house!
Rod, isn't it a lot of fun to see what and who have been exploring your garden during the night while you're asleep?
Mike, the dressings that were used to close the terribly wide fissures in Ted's surgical incision were especially coated in silver. They were actually grey!
Sylvia, Ted's appetite comes and goes. There are days when it's a struggle to get any food into him because it literally makes him sick to his stomach. That's why those few days when he actually has an appetite, I'm thrilled.
I'm wanting to get some chickens roasting on our barbeque rotisserie.
JJ, your garden is looking nice and healthy.
Bill, when you're adapting recipes for your pressure cooker, calculate about 1/3 the time. It's amazing how little time is required to fully cook chicken. Makes you kind of nervous...
at the notion of garlic aroma wafting from your garden! You do have a time with varmints! Almost as bad as Sylvia's thieving squirrels and birds!
OMG, Ellen! At 30C, you must have been a puddle!
Kay, I hope you can get to swim today!!!
It's 9:45 and I can't get my post to post.
We're heading out to drive to town. I'll post this when we get home.
Home again... it's 1:40
and all groceries have been portioned out into meal size packages (the proteins) and everything is put away. We stopped at the Kids' place for coffee, but they weren't home. Ted's up napping now. The store was a zoo filled with shoppers and it was a challenge to navigate around them. Our favourite store routinely changes aisle contents making it hard to find things. I needed a few things from the middle aisles and I think I walked around the store three times.
Lynn, your muffins sound really good! I like to make something similar to put in Simon's lunch because he can never get himself up in time to eat breakfast.
Nancy, I'm curious as to how you'll make your own glasses from drug store readers.
Kay, Steve and Tracy and Betty and whomever I've missed by name.
I'm going to try this again. With the wind, I just might be able to get enough line of sight to get my post online. I hope you'll all enjoy the balance of your day...