A lot can get done in two uninterrupted days. Today was another very physical day, got my 10,000 steps just working here. There aren’t any cool pictures from today though.
After dinner last night, 6 half pints of wild berry jam were made and canned. A couple of hands full of beans were picked and made into two more pints of dilly beans and canned. The shelves are filling, such a nice sight. What’s not to love about the beautiful jars of jams, pickles, beans, and grains when you walk into the kitchen. It is so earthy and soothing with the wooden bowls above and the pottery below.
Today started with errands and the delivery of the other daylily division, then home and into work clothes. More hand weeding was done around the pumpkin vines and the blueberry bushes, then the Stihl weed monster was started and the edges of the garden, the two empty chicken runs, and areas that really need to be covered to kill the weeds in the unused area of the garden were mowed down. I came in dripping wet and worn out about mid afternoon.
The garage door needed some repair and I had been putting it off because it required drilling two new holes through metal and into the wood to remount two screws that had stripped out, but I even tackled that. Our evening visitor didn’t seem bothered by my drilling and putting the door up and down.
A cool shower to refresh, I decided to treat myself to some time at the Mingle at the Market 2 at the Wednesday Farmer’s Market. I was hoping for some pickling cucumbers, but not tonight. They had live music, Virginia made beer and wine, and the Till and Grill food truck there, so I enjoyed my dinner sitting on a bench listening to the band. That was topped off with locally made ice cream, also from the Farmer’s Market and home to put up my feet.
Until it got too dark to sit outside and knit, I worked on the shawlette I am knitting with the gradient yarn that I spun.
I know I posted a photo of the bees in the sunflowers, but as I was weed wacking today, I got close enough to see that they are native bees, lots of them. See the header picture.
Tomorrow I am going to plant beans and lettuce and rest, I promise. The guys will be home late tonight and they will likely be too tired to do much.