Our last T for the month of March. Seems like a very long month doesn't it ?? With all of the concerns over the world pandemic-we are all in this together though.
If you missed my last post I shared my latest painting inspired from one of my own sunrise photos. I like this one better than some of them.
Today we had another lovely day almost 70 degrees f so I decided to search for my old gardening seeds and plant some pots full of lettuce, radishes, swiss chard, and baby bok choys-we will see what happens. I also put a small pot under the hook hanger and planted some edible pea pods-they can wind on up that hummingbird pole
and you can see my almost empty coffee cup here
These are in front of the door that faces the driveway and road These have swiss chard and leaf lettuce.
This is a huge copper pot that we brought down. Years and years ago one of Larry's relatives drilled holes in this for flowers. What a way to ruin this copper pot. He was always going to see if he could seal the holes-which is a project that never got done-soooo I brought it to the lake house to do just that with it haha.
I filled it with several different radishes and leaf lettuce's. mini bok choy
I put the pea pods in that small pot-I may need to move it if they don't grow tall fast enough as those are iris's coming up around it.
You can see from this photo we are still in construction mode. We bought bricks for my outdoor kitchen, and I brought those patio bricks and bricks that I had bought. If nothing else I will set up something for my cast iron cooking. All these bricks were for my outdoor kitchen, plus another load down by the fire pit-with the virus we can't have our helper do this now.
All that rock and concrete pieces is what was in the walk way down there-that all needs to get hauled off to other areas on the property-a large hill, and a pathway down to the lake.
I didn't take photos but the oregano plant I brought down that sits next to the lavender plant is budding out as is the lavender. Happy about that. I will probably get the lavender out of the pot this fall and plant it directly into the ground.
Last fall I raked up allot of leaves-bushels and bushels of them-I was amazed how many leaves on this tiny lot-compared to our woods home where we lived amongst lots of trees. There I didn't do anything with them except rake up the ones around the buildings and put them in the compost pile.
Everyone around me here was burning their leaves in the road-wierd I thought lol I don't like burning leaves. I raked them up against a wall behind the fire pit-and decided now that I needed to start burning them-just too many and I don't have a way to compost here.
If you enlarge this photo and look close at the edge of the grass line nearest the water you will find a pair of robins. I saw the one robin so went into the house to grab my camera and when I got back he was still there--when I uploaded the photo I discovered there were two Did you find them? The robin to the right of the other is looking at you.
I worry about everything-now it's the grass-it just started growing and we don't have anything to cut it. We tried different people last year and they were so bad we had to fire them-keep telling Hubs he needs to put an ad out again for help with this.
Below is behind the fire pit and to the far right-I thought this was cool-a little house for a critter of some sort.
And this photo is way to the left of above photo-where I raked up loads of leaves last fall all along this wall. I have discovered many wild violets in the grass in this area-so these leaves nee to get off so they don't die out-I love the wild violets. I enjoy making things with them too.
Yesterday (Sunday) I made us comfort food-baby back ribs- It was very windy so I cooked them in a covered roaster in the oven. This was the left overs
I have been enjoying the different teas I bought-they are all green teas or white teas. I have not been disappointed with any of the teas. Very nice combinations of teas and flowers etc
another drink reference-Husband's hard root beer-when we had dinner on the deck last week
That's my catch up for this week-I was kinda in the dumps last week, too concerned over the virus spread which is around us now-would not be safe for us to drive back to the woods house area right now as they have allot of cases.
Actually I am grateful that we are here at the lake house otherwise I don't know how I could buy food-I would be afraid to shop in my old area now. I may look into buying groceries online at Wal Mart and then have them put my foods in my car.
So many people from the large cities came to the lake this past weekend-not happy about that as I am sure they have spread the virus-they need to stay home to save lives.
I did not go anywhere at all for 2 1/2 weeks and then last week I needed to go grocery shopping-it worked out well-was very very foggy so very few people at the store. They only let me buy one dozen eggs though-which was a bummer.
I have always bought things ahead by 2 months it's what we do living rural, so I have things in the pantry just not fresh items.
Still have not been able to buy any t paper so am glad I still have about 6 weeks in stock.
Happy T everyone-stay safe