We have a 30% chance of rain here and there for the next few days, so I went out to the garden this morning and scattered some seeds of Marigolds, Carrots and Radishes, in the raised garden beds.
I'm settling into the comfort zone of having a smaller garden and less work.
On the average day I spend 15-30 minutes pulling a few weeds, mulching up the soil, and adjusting the sprinkler heads. I have a timer on the faucet, sorta like a kitchen timer, that I turn to whatever amount of time the plants need watering, and then it shuts off automatically.
I'm coming to terms in regards to my limitations as to what I can, and cannot, accomplish.
Our local farmer's Market, and surrounding road side fields, have been filled to the brim with all sorts of local berries.
A Summertime favorite here at Girasole Farm is Blackberry pie...
Homemade pie crust...
I made some yummy Blueberry muffins too--- (sorry no pictures)
and while I was in the baking mode, I made some homemade pizza too...
I'm not really sure what happened, but I started to take pictures of the pizza process, but apparently only got as far as the recipe. hmmmm
My nephew, my sisters boy, graduated from High School this year, so we headed to the Bay Area last weekend for a graduation party!
Whaoo---- I took 2, as in t.w.o., pictures-
(my sister was obsessed with the bubble machine)
and Miss Mia swinging in her night clothes, with crazy morning hair.
Way to go...NOT...
I just couldn't find the picture inspiration, which I now regret. boo-hoo
But I can say we all had a great time, and the memories will just have to stay in my heart.
I've been sewing, and spending lots of time outside.
The weather has been just lovely.
Caveman and I are still working on the back porch addition.
Last night we finished the plumbing for the water, and the line for the electrical.
It's been a slower process than I would have liked, but Caveman has been working 73.5 hours a week.
6am-6pm Mon-Fri, and 6-2:30 on Saturdays and Sundays.
And yes, he is TIRED, really tired.
(we're not as young as we used to be)
I hope this afternoon/evening we are able to level the gravel and set the re-bar.
That should just about finish up our part.
We have hired someone to do the concrete pour and finishing.
As far as the roof to cover the addition, it will probably have to wait until our slower time in the Fall.
Speaking of the Fall... we will be Grandparents again!
due to arrive in November.
We get very excited about every baby that gets to join our family.
That will make 4 Gran-babies....
we already have 3 gran-baby girls...maybe a ... boy?
Tonya will find out next month.
Be good to yourself.
Even if that means accepting your own limitations.
I know, for me, that I cannot DO IT ALL.
The Girasole Lady