Hello, friends. Last week, I foraged some lovely chanterelles. We've been getting some nice rain, which is helping the mushrooms come out. After work on Tuesday, I picked up a few groceries, including .99 avocados and bags of dog food on sale for $4 less than usual. I also stopped to get a few lettuce and parsley plants. I was focused, and didn't even check out the mark down section :o). The goji berries finally began blooming last week. Hopefully, there is time to get some fruit before first frost. I canned squash, and made Pasta Norma, which used our eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano and chives. A double batch of hummer food was made twice. The hummingbird numbers have increased dramatically, so I'm thinking they must be close to migrating. They're going through lots of food. J noticed storm clouds gathering, so grabbed the laundry on the line. Three pairs of his work pants were still slightly damp. I threw them over chairs instead of using the dryer.
On Saturday, we planted a good part of our fall garden... collards, cabbage, broccoli, kale and lettuce plants. There are also collards that have come up from seed, though they're small yet. I also planted the moonflowers. In planting the mystery yellow flowers, I found that there are indeed spirea in with them. So, I got two for one in those pots. After making and painting 5 orders on Sunday, J & I worked on our solar hot water system. Conduit was laid in a trench, and the lines fished. A few things were hooked up, but I can't remember the names at the moment. Last week, he was given a heat exchanger that was no longer in use from a job he was working at. It will work perfectly in our system. Lemon balm and lemon verbena were harvested and dried for tea. I know I'm forgetting some things, but it's been a bit of a whirlwind lately. Wishing you a lovely week ahead.