Saturday, August 12, 2017
Morning Chat With My Daughter Regarding Chickens
Little known things about my daughter. That she would pick up a chicken. That she would like chickens. But she does and she did. Our friend had to band the chicks and my daughter picked them up for the banding. Friend's chicks are now laying eggs.
I sent over a bucket of things from my garden--things I would have put in my compost. Chickens are picky eaters. They didn't like the purslane but liked the arugula flowers.
Riley decided it was time to pick my one singular peach off the tree. Today I ate it. And it was delicious and very juicy.
I was watching Hinderlands on Netflix yesterday. In between taking naps. I just didn't feel well. It could be "summer". Not a big fan of the heat and humidity. Usually its cold dark and winter on Hinderlands. But two episodes seemed to be taking place in a season that was not quite winter. Still awfully dark. Takes place in Wales and most of the roads are one lane. I am watching because it seems like they have a "new" season three.
Which reminds me that the final season of Longmire starts this Fall on Netflix. September, I think. I usually try and watch two full seasons before watching the new season. Catching up. Being reminded of the story lines. But now that I have actually read the books......I am usually confused. Story lines do not match or even go together.
I harvested three long burpless cucumbers. Got to find something to do with them. Besides eat them with salt. Which isn't a bad thing to do with them. I did make a jug of cucumber, lemon and mint water and then forgot to drink it. Easier to drink it when I was working.
My ankles have been swollen all summer. And this week==they aren't. Trying to think what I maybe doing different. So far--not thinking of anything that is different.
Tile guy is here for third day in a row. Tub surround is getting close to being finished but he's into the two "niches" for soap and shower bottles. That will take some time.
G will be walking the neighbor's dog for five days. The two Earth Boxes full of peppers plants are just starting to use the water from the bottom. Now I have another thing to be mindful of watering.
Blackberries are almost sweet enough to pick. And there are lots of them this year. Last year--very few. Blueberries are about finished. I have enough to make one more blueberry sour cream sheet cake. Very nice. Especially a cold slice from the fridge.