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Daily Haul

The tomatoes have taken over the garden and as a result, I bring in a large number of them almost every day. The cherry tomato and teardrop tomatoes are the best producers of course, but the roma and heirloom varieties are making beautiful large tomatoes too. I am surprised each time I go to the garden to see how well everything is doing. I really enjoy picking produce and making lovely dinners with the vegetables and herbs from my garden.

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(You might notice that the tomatoes are not fully ripe in the picture.  I have tomato worms and slugs that are snacking on my tomatoes, so I’ve been picking the ones that are partially ripe and ripening them in the house.  Stupid worms and slugs.)

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Abbie and Beau

When Beau was a very young puppy, I gave him a multi-colored jack. He loved that toy so much. Carried it around the house, played fetch with it, slept with it. He simply loved that toy, and it remained in only slightly soggy condition for 8 years. Then Beau died. I couldn’t bring myself to part with the toy. It was his favorite afterall. When Abbie came into my life, I couldn’t bear to give her the toy because I suspected she would destroy it.

As I was packing earlier this month, I decided to take a chance on the 2 1/2 year-old Abbie and give her the jack to play with. She has taken very good care of it and it is now her favorite toy.

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Ok, A Little More

Lauren and I stopped at Knit Stop on our way back from the State Fair.  I bought just a little bit of yarn.  Two lovely skeins of Malabrigo Silkpaca. Afterall, I was nearly finished with a sweater. It just needed a zipper and zipper band. Plus, I cast on for a new shawl to keep me occupied when I’m not packing. I started packing two weeks ago. With any luck my move will be a little less stressful because I am starting early.

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Nom Nom

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Every so often I give the rabbits some comfrey.  It is usually when the animals are stressed or ill.  This doe had a slight infection, so she received a lovely piece of comfrey; then promptly gobbled it down. 🙂


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Produce

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I took a picture one day of the produce coming out of the garden.  It amazes me how the cucumber plant is 8 feet long with 8-10 different vines from 1 plant base and yet has produced only 1 cucumber so far.  The salsa peppers and jalapenos went nuts.  I have so many hot peppers, I’m not sure what to do with them.  The tomatoes have been used extensively both fresh and cooked.  The summer squash will find its way into something tasty.  The green bean plants have been extra productive this year and I am starting to run out of ideas.  I can’t freeze them or can them because I don’t want to attempt to haul them to Oregon.  I keep making pots of green beans with bacon and skillets of green beans with onions, garlic, and sausage.  lol

 


Small Pleasures

As a little reward to myself for doing so well at the county fair, when I took projects to the State Fair I stopped at one of the knitting stores in Indy for a quick visit. Knit Stop was much larger than I thought it would be, well laid out, and very spacious in the appointment of yarn. Usually knitting shops are just crammed full of yarn, but Knit Stop has plenty of space to spread out their stock.

I wandered for just a few minutes until I spotted some Juniper Moon yarn. I have wanted to try Juniper Moon for some time, but had not yet seen it in person or taken a risk on it with an online purchase. The colors were intense, the hand lovely, and I couldn’t resist just 1 ball of lace 50/50 silk and merino blended.

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