I was just getting a quick loaf of bread into the bread machine (we both love the smell and taste of this bread and it is really too simple). Finished and said "OK" to myself and went on to flip some dust. And I'm sure I'd say OK when I finished that but flipping dust never ends. But it makes me feel satisfied that one more little task is done I guess. Thinking about this simple thing somehow made me feel satisfied this morning.
What have I been doing? Other than fretting over what is happening to this dumb tooth, nothing outstanding. (The 1/3 of the tooth was pulled and now we're waiting to see how it all works out; found out it's called a hemisection.) I did get some beets canned this week; they'll taste good this winter. We love them pickled and Harvard-style. My big surprise here was that these beets were supposed to be ivory colored. They were not even yellow! They were just BEETS. Oh, well. I may buy some cucumbers at the Amish store and make some more lime pickles yet, but it depends on if I get in "the mood". Here's a picture of the flower garden; our house is in the background. These flowers have done really well and I'm so glad I did this. The coreopsis are HUGE (tall) and I plan on saving seeds for next year. And I always love cock's comb ... the drooping white flowers are moon flowers and you have to get up pretty early in the a.m. to see them in full bloom. The sunflowers are perfect to cut for the house, as you can see (these however are already starting to loose petals).
The moving Vietnam wall was in Spencer a couple weeks ago and Wendell and I went to see it. I took lots of pictures but here are just a couple. We went on a Sunday evening at dinner time and still there were lots of people there. And I was told that the opening ceremony was attended by an estimated crowd of 1,000. That's a lot when you consider that the population of Spencer is about 2,200 souls ...
|We dug the garlic last week and they look really good! This is the second year we've grown garlic; these will store well in the basement for use this winter! Yum!|
|I saw this idea at the fair last year in the Garden Club booth. I used an old fruit jar and tied it to the handle of this old pitch fork (found at a yard sale) with twine. I have been trying to keep fresh flowers here. It's right by the front entry.|