Life has been pretty busy in a simple way for most of the past week. Here's a few pics of what's going on.
1. Rain--and rain and rain and rain. We've had a few sunny spots but basically, it's rained. The early garden is doing all right, although the cabbages and broccoli almost drowned; I am not sure they're going to make it.
Don't look at the grass! I assure you it was neatly mowed and trimmed on Friday, but it's growing so fast and the continuous rain isn't helping. There's no way to mow when the mower gets stuck in the lawn. And it has.
4. Cooking: I have been cooking! It is so pleasant to have time to plan meals and make good use of the food we have on hand. Yesterday's cooking was blackberry pie with berries from the freezer:
Even more than just cooking, I love cooking on my Tappan Deluxe and using vintage kitchen tools. Recently at the Salvation Army Store I discovered a big yellow bowl like my mother used to have. I have always wanted one because of my many good memories associated with cooking in the kitchen with Mom and using her bowl. This one was priced right ($4) and I took it and the cherry red smaller bowl ($2) home with me.
5. Herb Garden and Patio: I finally got the patio cleaned up, pressure-washing it in the rain but what the heck, I was going to get wet anyway. It looks a lot better for the cleaning; of course, we found places that Larry needs to repair in the process. No good deed goes unpunished!
Which brings us back full circle to number 1, doesn't it--rain. Are you getting drenched in your areas like we are?