Hello dear hearts..
Here I am again on this very hot evening...
It is hot but a lovely breeze is blowing...
Love summer so am trying really hard not to complain.. smile..
We have been to the farm a few days each week and getting a bit of work done..
Not enough that is for sure but pottering away..
When we were there I dug out some fabric and got to work on my bunting..
It hangs from the lilac tree to the apple tree..
I wanted it to be colourful so you can see it when you drive by..
It was so hot though that I didn't ask Terry to hang it..
It is still on the kitchen table.. grin..
I don't think I am making them as well as my friends in the UK but it will do.. Just cut out a pennant shape on cardboard then trace them with a marker and cut out..
Plugged in my glue gun..
Ran a strip of glue across the wide edge and had my jute string already..
Flattened it with my fingers and continued on..
Burned them a few times but whatever.. grin..
It is finished and I had some left so made one for my Mom..
My step father is 87 and he painted their veranda..
Mom was so excited and went to town and bought some indoor and outdoor carpet in green for him to lay there..
She says it is so cozy sitting on the swing and listening to the birds sing as they sip away at their tea..
They now have a little table and take their lunch or supper out there..
I think that it is so wonderful that they still enjoy life so much..
The little simple pleasures can be such a source of contentment!
I know that Mom actually counts each day as a bonus and has made up her mind to enjoy each one..
She says she is going to grab her sweater and go every time the car starts up as long as she can.. smile..
Lovely, don't you think?
I have taken a few plants to the farm as they grow so well there..
My string of pearls..
I started a new one from a slip of the original..
It is hanging in the kitchen window..
This is a sweet chick that my friend from Arkansas brought to me..
It is a quilted pin cushion that a dear friend of her's made..
I think she said that she is in her eighties..
I love it...
Our gardens are so far behind this year compared to last..
I was showing Terry a blog post from this time last year and he was just sick..
Last year was so far ahead but with us not staying there and getting it watered it is a bit behind..
I am sure there will be lots of produce but we will have to wait a bit longer...
The herbs that came back are doing wonderfully..
Oregano, comfrey, tarragon, lovage..
Lavender and Chives to name a few..
I went out a snipped a basket full to start drying some..
It was so hot!!
I just sat under the fan and read my herb books for about an hour..
Terry says I have a two degree comfort zone ...
And believe me this was not it.. grin..
We do have 2 air conditioners there but really a person has to shower to really cool down..
Loving my lavender this year..
Oh and the best taste of summer is on this plate right here..
If you have followed the blog for a while you know how much I love these..
We bought 3 pounds from a lad in Hillsborough and they were so good..
They grow along the Petitcodiac River marshes and the Bay of Fundy...
We hope to get a few more before they are finished till next year..
I picked my garlic scapes and got them put away..
Made some pesto and used them in some meals then I dried the rest to ground up ...
I have made the pesto before but I only made a bit this year..
I prefer the basil and when you freeze it then it doesn't stink up the freezer.. grin..
Do any of you sweet ladies know what this flower is?
I bought it from a gal who sells them from her yard and the tag said Soapwort..
I planted it last summer and it came up again..
I picked some and brought it home ..
I looked it up to find some recipes to make shampoo and such and found that it actually has yellow flowers and different leaves.. sigh...
I was so disappointed as I have been looking for this plant for several years..
Just wondering what this one is really...
As I posted before I did get my pantry mostly in order..
Lots of blue dishes..
Some perennials grew again after planting them last summer..
Always love bouquets of flowers around this time of year..
Our farmer was doing the haying this week..
We had supper then went for a little spin before heading home..
Then home again home again..
So enjoying my summer days here at home..
The first time we have been here so much in over twenty years and it is nice..
Terry picked me a lovely bouquet on the way..
Brown Eyed Susans..
Well sweet ladies this is it for tonight ...
Thanks so much for dropping by..
I love getting your sweet emails and enjoy your comments so much..
here and on Face Book..
There are 529 liking the FB page..
To the lovely lady who emailed me for the recipe for the Rhubarb Tea..
Here is the link..
Have a great week and God bless and keep you and your precious families...