Good Morning, good afternoon, good evening, or good night (which ever applies to you)!! Just check this baby out. Wow!! My mother -in -law picked this washboard up from an antique dealer who travels to different countries to collect her inventory to sell. The dealer told her it came from Hungary. The wood is so soft and the piece is actually really heavy. I have it hanging in my guest bathroom. Thanks for the great birthday gift!!
This is the picture of my garden when I planted it in the spring.
Well look at it now!! A small plot, but a huge feat for me to be sure. You see, I am not very good at growing things. For years I have dutifully planted a garden and for years it leaves me feeling defeated.
I swear after each fall I will never plant one again, but I always do. If this one didn't do well, it was going to be the last one for sure. So, I threw up a huge prayer, read my books, and we planted one last time.
Have you ever seen baby purple peas? Well I hadn't. My husband came home from visiting a new elderly couple in our church. He told me the husband used to be a pea geneticist. I said "a pee geneticists? What in the world!!"
"No honey. He grows peas for companies".
Anyway, he gave me some peas to grow and this is what comes up. See the funny leaves on them? People in China or some where put them in their salads. Hu....
Yummy baby sugar snaps for my salad.
Baby corn. Oooo can't wait and the stalks I use for fall decor.
Baby zucchini. I planted three plants. Yes....three. My neighbors will be so happy. Hee hee.
Oh baby luscious raspberries. Hurry!!
We grow all sorts of hot peppers. This is just one of them.
Choco -mint, basil, dill, and lemon basil. I pick it and dry it all summer.
Baby green pepper.....you are so cute.
Baby tomatoes......so yummylicious right off the vine.
Baby beans.....my least favorite and hardest to grow. Half my crop came up and half of that got eaten by bugs or trampled by a naughty dog we were sitting. They are my nemesis and I will not give up!!
Last, but not least, baby carrots. We are already enjoying those.
Looks like I am planting again next spring:)
There is a very special lady spreading some rays of love and sunshine around blogland this summer. I met Cindy last April through Misi's display chain. I have found her to be one of the most genuine, complimentitive, generous, and thoughtful people I have known. She is one of my most faithful blog readers and always lifts me up. I received some of her sunshine right on my doorstep yesterday. A lovely boxed filled with the most beautiful rays.
Cindi told me it wasn't necessary to make a post about it, but how could I not? It's the best way I feel I can thank her.
Go over to her blog and meet her.
If you have made it all the way down here you are a dutiful reader:)
Wishing you all the best and most lovely (un -hot) weekend. We are beating the heat by taking the boat to the lake and setting up camp on a beach in the shade.