time flies!

Doesn’t it though, even if you are not having a lot of fun!!

First, garden is okay.  strange, but okay.  Growing the Armenian Cucumbers for the first time.  Chard is doing well.  Eggplant, eh!  tomatoes, well, they are there, but the weather has not been conducive to good growing conditions.  On the other side of the aisle, two zucchini plants have given me about 5 fruit.  one plant keeps twisting the zukes around on themselves.  Right now, no flowers at all.  Have two spaghetti squash plants that are getting ready to take over the universe!  and one, just one single, squash.  Of course, its as big as Rhode Island right now, but there can be only one!  Something keeps eating my green beans.

On another note, redid my eastern growing area.  one  of my rhubarb has passed on, as has my last blueberry.  The blackberry planted last year is growing well but not a flower to be seen on it.  finally one of the six figs on the little tree is starting to ripen after sitting their green for something like 2 months!  Got rid of the crappy make shift shed that was coming apart and messy; replacing it with a plastic fantastic – well not so fantastic, but okay – 4×6 shed. 

We are into the monsoon season, with only a couple of a good rains, plus several drizzles.  This has lead to the best purslane season ever and finally got to harvest some extra which I’m drying right now.

purslaneabout 2 lbs of purslane

The rain was enough to fill the rain barrels again and have set up my Goal Zero’s, one by each barrel with pump and solar panel to keep them charged.  One is in the new shed, one is in a large wheeled cooler.

sweater from $3 worth of thrift shop yarn came this sweater.  Took seemingly forever to knit.  of course, was not knitting every day either.

we’ve both had some minor health issues, and the doctor has told me to cut out fats and bring down my LDL numbers, while Himself has to watch both fats and carbs as he’s pre-diabetic.

Business has been brisk, and tending us both to say we’re getting too old for this S**T, then we start figuring out how to refresh our marketing and hit new customer areas . . .

once a capitalist, always a capitalist I guess.

Heading into the fall season with knitting projects for holiday gifts. and sweaters for the season that actually fit instead of the too short things I get at the Thrift Shop.  chicken has been on sale so started the dehydrating for the holiday doggie gifts on that.  Just got a new sewing machine so I can do some alterations and sew some new clothing.  No stores here in town, and next town over its all about WalMart!!!  So its thrifts or make and though its been awhile,think I know how to do it still.

And while it seems like there’s been a lot going on, having written it out, see its not.

Oh yeah, am trying to learn how to spin!!  have some roving and both a drop spindle and a Navajo style floor spindle (cause it seems easier than making that drop spindle spin!).  we’ll see how it goes.  have enough yarn stash for the duration anyway!!

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