Hello, friends. Last week, I picked lima beans, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, tromboncino squash, green beans and lettuce. J cut more firewood after work one evening. Some time back, I bought several pillows from thrift stores, intending to recover them. This week, I got around to sewing the covers. I had to piece together fabrics to make it work, but I'm happy with how they came out. The fabrics were all on hand, including chenille a friend had given me, used for two of the backs. The other fabrics were thrifted. I turned one of the pillows around in the pic, to show the chenille. It seemed a soft and appropriate fabric for a day bed. They're simple envelope covers, made using these instructions.
I went with a friend to an antique mall where friends had booths, but bought nothing there except a locally made lip balm for J. After that, we stopped at two thrift stores, where I purchased a cotton sheet ($2), two very thick, high quality like new cotton towels ($3.50 ea), a cashmere sweater ($3.99), and a fleece vest ($3.50). I finally got around to planting some lettuce seed in the cold frame beds, though it may be too late for them to do well. We're eating from the bought lettuce plants, though they've all bolted and are a bit bitter. This is the first time we've had fall lettuce bolt, but then, it's been an unusual year. I picked up two library books, and have been enjoying them.
|October page from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady|
|turmeric on the left, with Callie photobombing|
I stopped at a local garden center, and bought a dozen pansies. A dinner of Pasta Norma was made, with our eggplant, tomatoes, garlic and herbs. The chicken coop was cleaned, and mint was harvested to put in the coop. The coop cleanings were put on a pile, and will be added to the garden in the future, once it's had time to break down some. I planted the pansies, some next to the walk by the house, and others near where I park. Most of the tomatoes being harvested are pretty small, but there were three that were of good size, so I made caprese salad, to go with the leftover Pasta Norma. Did the usual composting, washing plastic bags for reuse, and shredding paper and cardboard to add to the compost.
|custom metal water filter stand to be secured in an RV|