Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Little Summery Projects
I tried starting in on my homework right away but couldn't quite get into the routine yet. Summer is too fresh and new, so I dug up some roving that I'd dyed at the same time as the above sock yarn. It looks very summery to me, all fresh with lush greens and sky blues. This is all there is, not enough of it too make a huge dent in time, but enough to be a more than pleasant diversion. I'll have to spin up something to ply it with. I have black and white roving which would be suitable. I could blend for a grey but I fear that would take away the summer feel, but so would black. White might be too stark and I'll have to purchase some new acid dyes if I wanted a colour... Oh decisions, decisions!
We've had lovely salads almost every day from the garden since I've gotten home.. Over night the spinach has bolted and gone to seed, but since I'd pretty much stripped every last edible leaf from the plants, it's not like it was unexpected. I'll rip it out as soon as it dries out a bit and plant mesclun mix and arugula in its place. The leaf lettuce is going strong. I also harvested and froze in little ice cubes, a whole whack of basil. There will be more to harvest again tomorrow or at least on the next sunny day. The garlic will be ready to harvest in another couple of weeks, the tomatoes have flowers and some are even starting to bear tiny fruit. Just before I left for Olds, I noticed 2 volunteer zuchinni plants that were doing better than the ones I'd planted. I weeded around them and left them to grow. They are flowering and starting to fruit as well! There are flowers on the blackberries this year! Soon to be yummyness!!!!! The biggest issue in the garden right now is will it stop raining for a few days, to allow thing to dry out enough to avoid any blights and mildews.