Tuesday, July 14, 2015

garden 2015

These photos are now two weeks old and we've had so much rain and warm weather that the
plants have nearly doubled in size.  I was so late getting my garden in this year but I think it might give us a bit of food yet.  If not, we have a great little farmer's market in town and I love stopping each week for vegetables that I don't grow in my garden.
 
 
We had a bad thunderstorm with heavy wind and rain on Sunday night.  When I went up to the garden to check for damage I found my corn, pepper and bean plants laid out flat.  I think I'll be able to recover them but a few cool dry days would certainly help.

 

 
I'm heading out to finish putting in the supports for the pole beans.  I struggle each year trying to keep them from becoming a tangled mess. I'm thinking shorter rows this year might make a difference.  We'll see...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

quiet summer days...

I've been spending lots of time riding my new bike...
 
 
 and finishing hand quilting this grandmother's flower garden quilt for a customer...
 
 
 
summer school ends for my daughter tomorrow and I can't wait for the lazy dog days of summer to begin!