If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you may remember when I talked about how much I wanted to grow Morning Glories here and here. Things weren't looking too good for awhile there. But, yesterday morning when I pulled out of the garage this beautiful speck of blue caught my eye and I threw that car into Park and ran in the house for my camera. The neighbors might have wondered about me, but I know "y'all" will understand.
Today I am home while some repair men are fixing things that need to be repaired. I'm catching up on some ironing while Peanut is keeping an eye on me to make sure I get all the wrinkles out.
I've enjoyed reading about your gardens and also getting to see how many of you are canning fruits and veggies from your gardens. It has been very inspiring. I haven't canned anything in a long time. I think I would like to try it again. I don't think my small garden will yield enough for that purpose, but I'm hoping to make some stuffed peppers out of these.
I am trying hard to be patient while these tomatoes ripen up. They are called Cherokee Purple so I guess they won't be turning red. The man who I bought them from told me they are kind of ugly, but make up for it with their delicious taste. I hope he's right.
I made a salad for lunch and added a few of these yellow cherry tomatoes. It was so good. I just love this time of year when you can go out into the yard and pick a few things from the garden to grace the dining table. I think I could be very happy to have a big garden that would supply all of our produce needs. The taste of fresh picked veggies can't be beat. We've had a few cucumbers this week that were so crisp and best of all ~ no waxy skin.
On the subject of growing your own vegetables, I started reading this book last night. When it first came out a few years ago I thought it sounded like one I would be interested in. I recently found it at the thrift shop as you can tell by the price on the cover :-) If you haven't read it, it is about a family who moves from Arizona to Virginia to live on a farm and grow and raise all of the food they need to exist on. I only read a few chapters last night, but I am hooked. A good summer read.
And speaking of summer, I just went out to get the mail and found this in the mailbox:
Hunny is the little girl who lives next door to us. Her real name is Hunter, but they call her Hunny and spell it like Winnie the Pooh does. She is a little sweetheart who often visits us when we are out in the backyard.
How's that for a summer treat?
How's that for a summer treat?
2 homemade ice cream cones!!
I'm not sure what kind of title this post will end up with as it has been a bit random.
I did want to mention that I have still been having problems with blogging. I have read that others have been having problems too and it seems to be with Internet Explorer or moving the followers down on the sidebar. I did move my followers down and am thinking about trying Firefox as I have read that others have had luck with that. One of the problems I have been encountering is every once in a while when I type up a comment I will go to click on the "Publish this Comment" button and it isn't there. So, if I haven't left you any comments and I normally do, that is why. Anybody else running into this? Any suggestions?
By way of an update on my sister, she is now beginning her second week of therapy. I called the hospital last Friday and my brother-in-law put the phone to her ear again. As I spoke to her I could hear soft moans coming from her end. It was music to my ears and I feel that it is a positive sign that it won't be long before she will begin to say words.