Monday, August 01, 2016
August And The Garden Wakes Up
I watered the garden yesterday and fed the plants with "blue stuff" as things were looking a bit tired. I have tomatoes ripening. Leaves are turning yellow with brown spots. I remove them. Any leaves below the first fruiting branch aren't needed. The fresh leaves up top can supply all the necessary sugars.
I got a handful of cucumbers. Making a jar of pickles for my daughter. She wants me to add peppers. I have plenty of peppers growing--but I like them red and not green so we must wait for them to "turn".
I have spiraled two more zucchini and the curls are drying on a cookie rack.
I have been watching PBS and working on my neighbor's quilt. The dusty one. I keep thinking I am getting somewhere (6 plus hours already in it) but it seems more is untacked than is tacked. I mentioned to G that machine quilting it (when he asked) --so puffy-- would have reduced me to swearing like a sailor.
It seems a bit overcast today and I can't go to the grocery until after 12 (prescription ordered) so I might as well do another hour or two of tacking.
Today I am going to be eating (testing) beef. Which translates to meatballs. G loves meatballs. And I love them also. I can also make some taco meat. I like that with rice, lettuce and tomatoes. I will miss having cheese and sour cream. But I can have taco sauce. And I have those weird rice tortillas. Better than nothing. I wonder if they make rice milk cheese?