No summer would be complete without some Zinnia’s in the garden or on my table.

Though my house is under construction, I’m still bringing in flowers for the table.

I’m in love with the morning light in my new dining room.

The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

Just what the garden has been waiting for!

The flowers were just waiting for the warm up to show their flowers.

It’s going to be a colorful week here in the little garden.

Nasturtium is one of my favorite flowers.

The entire plant is edible!  Add them to your fresh salad for a little peppery zip.

Now I just need some tasty heirloom tomatoes….come on garden!

You can’t make this stuff up!

You can't make this stuff up!

It has been a hectic week!
Rosie started the week with vet visit–a bug was in her cornea,
requiring sedation, eye scrapping, and a fitted contact lens that I have to keep checking to make sure it is in place.
Eye drops 4 times a day!
Mama Duck hatched 10 adorable baby ducks! Yes, 10!
Anyone want a duck?
The week ended with a daughters car caught in a flash flood and 5 inches of water needed to be sucked out and dried!
Catching my breath and rolling up my sleeves.
The garden holds more tasty produce just waiting to be brought into the kitchen.

Pickling Factory

Pickling Factory

The Pickle Factory is in full production.
Old family recipes have been unearthed from boxes of treasured cookbooks. The house is filled with fragrance of vinegar, fresh dill, garlic and aromatic pickling spices.
Hot jars sit resting on any counter space still available, and I smile with every pop from the lids sealing as they cool.