Hello, friends. We've had a mix of warm and cool days this week. I was able to hang laundry on the line three days, including sheets which I put right back on the bed. They smelled so good to crawl into. I made suet and yogurt. Ziploc bags were washed for reuse, and fruit and vegi scraps were added to the compost. A pan of dried, crushed eggs shells was added to the compost bin. After work, I stopped at Walgreens, and bought sharpie pens BOGO, and got $4 in rewards for buying cashews. I'd been given a couple of cords I didn't need when I bought the computer monitor at the thrift store last week. When I dropped them off, I bought a canister to turn into a compost crock at half price.
I finished getting my taxes ready Thursday morning. Yippee! Every year, I learn something I can do to make it easier, and make notes for future years. I drilled holes in the canister lid that I'm turning into a compost crock, and painted an order. It's been unseasonably warm, and I've really been enjoying having windows open, as it's soon to turn cold again. It's the longest it hasn't rained in a while, so after I vacuumed, I mopped the floors. In the evening, I met a friend for an inexpensive dinner, then we went to the local quilt guild's meeting, where they had a speaker on basic sewing machine information. We both picked up a few tips, and met some nice ladies.
After hanging laundry on the line on Friday, I worked some more on the chop and drop around the fruit trees. I pruned the kiwis, cut and added their trimmings around two blueberries and several fruit trees along the driveway. I then covered up the trimmings with some of the bale of spoiled hay. It was a good workout, but I'm happy to have it done, and hope the trees will reward us with more fruit. I baked our sweet potatoes for dinner. The forsythia is making flower buds, and daffodils and one of the hellebores are flowering.
|blackberry with chop and drop, before covering|
It's turned colder and begun raining. Soup and salad seemed in order. I made a lentil soup, using home canned lentils and our leek and celery. The celery was from some of the store bought bottoms I planted last year. They're doing great in the cold frame. Wishing you a peaceful week, friends.