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Thursday, June 27, 2013
A Slow Start to Summer
The garden work has taken place between showers. It's been an unusually wet year so far. We are about 6 inches above average rainfall. The garden was off to a slow start, but intermittent warm days have helped it along. Joseph and I put bean supports up this evening, and I put cages around the eggplant. There are at least a dozen green tomatoes. Every day, I look for blooms on the cucumbers and squash... patience. I made potato salad with this year's first potatoes tonight. Garlic was harvested last week.
Our first ever gardenia bloom. I noticed today that two more had joined it.
I've been freezing lamb's quarters, and canning mixed berry jam (raspberries, blackberries and mulberries). It's beginning to feel a bit like summer.
Things I'm enjoying:
this blended coffee drink. I'm of the age where sleep can sometimes be hard to come by. I enjoy an afternoon cup of coffee, but rarely make any for the sake of sleep. This iced drink uses only 5 cubes of coffee, an amount that doesn't seem to affect my sleep. Yay!
this summer treat, in Sicilian Pistachio. My Mom's parents were Sicilian immigrants. Joseph surprised me with some a few days ago, and I'm savoring it little by little.
sweet images here