Remember when I posted that we'd have a few "dry days?" Well that same day (yesterday) we had thunderstorms roll in after 4:30pm. The weather seems to have it's own mind these days.
Today, the sky is cloud covered, but I am heading out to pick peas and berries. The sun should arrive today.
Here is our progress on just the cauliflower/broccoli/cabbage/brussel sprout garden. First day weeding it:
A bit of progress, but you can see the bottoms turned brown after weeding. Here is the second day of weeding:
You can see the girls got almost to the end of the broccoli, but there is still more weeds to pull out. Hopefully, it will only take one more day. I had trouble getting a photo, as the humidity was steaming up my camera lens. I'll admit, this was the first full day of the younger two helping me in the garden. They can talk a mile-a-minute too. I worked in the onions, hot peppers and tomatoes, and had to walk over to make sure they were making progress with all that chatter.
Most of the conversation was Youngest praying for a rain shower to cool her off, and asking "why can't you just buy this stuff?" Ha ha ha!
After we all came inside, and washed up, we tackled what inside work we could get done before dinner time. I put out a new red/white and blue dishcloth, that doubles as a doily (4 ply cotton yarn). I may dig through my stash and see if I have any matching yarn left to make cup coasters to match.
I cut more fresh flowers from the garden. Flowers always cheer me up. We got another knob put on a kitchen cupboard door, and will get a pull put on a drawer today.
Today our 15 year-old turned sweet 16. She's celebrating it twice this year. Once with us, then again with her friends next month. This kiddo entered the world at 10 lb. 14 oz. Hard to believe that all those years have flown by.
She asked for her own box of Koala Crisp cereal (a non-gmo/organic brand), so that is one thing she got. She also asked for Mexican Chicken for her birthday dinner. I have not made that dish for almost 15 years it seems. I had to dig out my recipe book and find it. I will be needing to make homemade chicken soup and celery (condensed) for this meal, and buying non-gmo tortilla chips. It is good, but it takes so many "cans" of soup, I haven't thought to make it again. I guess I'll be busy in the kitchen later today.
I joked to Hubby once, that we should increase our rhubarb patch, and try out wine making (like we need more work, right?). I had found a recipe of course that motivated that.
Hubby and I tried our first rhubarb wine, to test it out. This one is made locally, not far from us, and is pretty good too. However, after a long day in the garden, then in the house, I am not in favor of entering the wine making business (just yet).