Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another month almost completed

I am having a hard time believing that August has almost come to an end.

I have been busy canning produce from the garden. Tomatoes are producing very well, along with the cucumbers. Even though I have only used one head of dill from our garden and have had to get dill from others who have been so nice to share. The cabbages are finally ready to eat and we have been enjoying those.

I finished making the quilt I started for my mother last December, it is for a queen bed. I dyed a single piece of fabric for the log cabin blocks, with the exception of the centers. After the fabric is dyed, I start cutting strips and sewing the blocks together. The borders are dyed with the same dye. I used a Blue, Yellow and Red for this quilt. This is the second quilt I have made using this method. I hope to dye a few other pieces this summer using different color combinations.

Still need to get the iris I dug up in July back in the ground. AND we had some wonderful moisture the first weeks of August. Over 10" total from all the thunderstorms here at our home. It was needed!!! Of course the weeds are making up for lost time now. All of the flowers loved the rain, humidity and cooler weather and have never looked better. The pastures are green, unusual sight for late August.

Friday, August 1, 2008

It's August 1st !!!!

Hard to believe that the eight month of the year has started!!!! I have been canning and freezing produce from the garden, so I guess it is time for August to be here. To date I have canned 10 pints of salsa, 7qts. of stewed tomatoes and 7 qts. of dill pickles. The cabbages are slowly making heads. Timing was a little off there this year with them. Just as long as they produce some large heads for kruat by the end of Oct., I will be happy.
To the right, one of my favorite daylilies blooming in the flower garden. They are carrying the gardens at the moment. Along with the cone flowers and rudebeckia. I have started digging the iris as some are in jeopardy of wasting away, too much shade where they are currently planted. I am going to tear up two of the flower beds and replant them within the next few weeks.