Well needless to say when I looked back at my post archives my last Project 365 post was on Week 24 and now we are on to Week 28. I am willing to cut myself some slack as there are 1300 plus photographs I am still weeding though that I took on our vacation. I still have several posts awaiting the final touches in my drafts that will be coming up in the next few days.
I know y’all are dying to see all 1300 (NOT), so I am trying to pick only the most wonderful to share with all of you!
Well since I no longer have the excuse of recovering from vacation I will forge ahead into normalcy and jump right back in with this weeks 365.
Sunday, July 4
Well with us just having stepped off the plane less that 48 house before we chose to spend the morning lounging at home. A HUGE departure for us. I can’t remember the last time we intentionally skipped worship. We were all exhausted so we just stayed to home and enjoyed a leisurely brunch. I made a huge plate of scrambled eggs, hash browns with roasted red peppers, bacon, raisin toast and cantaloupe and orange juice.
It was good y’all!
Monday, July 5
My garden survived my absence under the care of two of my closest friends. I came home to find a few ears of corn (which was a huge disappointment I might add!!!) and several cucumbers waiting for me in the frig.
The gardener who is in charge so to speak over at the co-op garden told me that my poor producing corn crop was likely due to my inexperience and the fact that I did not lay any fertilizer down before I planted it. Live and learn. I will say that I have not had the success in my garden that I did last year. My green peppers have not really done well. My zucchini I just finally pulled out of the grounds it was covered in nasty little bugs and all the blossoms were dropping of and I got not one single zucchini off of it. The cucumbers are the only thing that are producing and I am anticipating a ripe tomatoes in a few days.
I have found myself over that last few day with a growing respect for those of long ago who spent many long hours day after day toiling way in their garden to insure their families survival. It boggles the mind to think that the success or failure of my veggie patch would mean that my family world go to be hungry. Thankfully there is always a trip to the grocery store close at hand and we have staved off starvation for another week!
Tuesday, July 6
No pictures today…and looking back on the day I can’t even remember anything eventful that happen that was picture worthy.
Wednesday, July 7
Isn’t this just the very picture of summer. A sweet grandbaby and ice cold watermelon enjoyed on the patio. In my book it doesn't get any better that this!
Thursday, July 8
Again no pictures. I guess it takes a bit longer to get back into the swing of 365 than I expected.
Friday, July 9
Friday morning I drove out to the co-op garden to help with the picking. You can click here to read all about our latest harvest.
Saturday, July 10
On the town square (not the town square where I live but just a few miles down the road) they have a weekly farmers market. One of my friends has been a weekly attendee to this market for some time. All last summer I kept saying and actually planning to try and make it over there on a Saturday morning. The market opens at 8:00 AM and runs until 12:00 or 1:00 so you have to get there early to get the best produce. Well given the pitiful state of my veggie patch I forced myself out of bed early and grabbed my shipping bags and headed to town!
It isn’t just veggies though. There were venders there selling homemade bread (mine is better I thought) fresh pasta, some plants and flowers, there was a civic group selling g cook books and there were a few venders selling coffee and cold drinks.
I may just haul myself out of bed next Saturday for another trip. I came home with a watermelon, green beans, tomatoes and a few ears of corn. I was less than impressed with the corn but everything else was very good!
Well for having been away for a while this was not as painful as I anticipated.
Vacations are wonderful but getting back to the normal and the familiar are good too!
Thanks for stopping by.
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