Tuesday, July 17, 2012

As of Today...

A new listing is posted in our shop..Jungle Baby Patchwork; pieced together
from bits and pieces of commission quilts I have done.
I love it.
Sunflowers droop heavy with seeds. Recent rains have made the garden a mess of weeds and water.
Tomatoes are rotting on the vine; not even ripe yet.
It hurts.
The last of the corn has been harvested and put up. Goats gladly graze the field 
in the afternoon cleaning it up for fall planting.
A good thing indeed.
Watermelons are being harvested as we are able. Storms are causing some to burst and others to rot.
Fortunately, we have been able to eat several of them.
They are delicious!
Herbs are starting to bloom; catnip, basil and bee balm are budding out.
Snippets are daily added to water for tasty infusions.
So cooling after a hard work out.
 
In other news:
the farm boy is off helping our church youth host a camp;
a new quilt project has be reading and planning;
fall garden seeds are being set;
and
two fingers got in the way of a very sharp knife.
As of today,
my hand is slowing me down.
Dislike.
 
What's in your day??
 

6 comments:

Becky said...

Peach picking (some of it already through the canner), garden work, more herbs in the dehydrator, the last of the blueberries taken from the trays (where they were frozen) and bagged for the freezer, and another round of zucchini shredded and in the freezer as well.

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your fingers. Can't wait for my corn to get ripe.I am so ready to start harvesting.

Sandra said...

I love the quilt. I like the ones with all different squares than the ones with all the same pattern. I really like your colors too!

J.E. Traweek said...

So sorry about your finger!
Did you know the corn crop ACROSS THE NATION failed this year due to their drought? Ya'll were so blessed to get a good crop and it was so delicious!
Fall seeds already? Any pumpkins?Charlie Brown would be so grateful. Rest, and allow your hand to heal!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Becky, you are so wonderfully busy today..exciting to hear your productiveness! Bet those peaches are juicy and sweet:)
Sandra, I agree..,my preference falls to mixed design (maybe because I'm not an orderly person by nature).
Michelle, hopefully you corn crop will be bountifully blessed. As Judy mentioned, many crops have failed..so sad.
Judy, the fingers were cut rather deep (new knife), but this morning they are less painful than last night.
Thank you all for visiting today!

Michelle said...

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I am doing another game and giveaway.