Sew 30 minutes every day - almost
Assemble top for Nic's quilt - almost
finish blocks for Ellie's quilt - almost
Monday - quilt to Field Days (before noon)
Monday - band concert - raining
Wednesday, Thursday - Perseid Meteor Shower - cloudy
Next Sunday - Pie & Ice Cream Social - nah
begin retaining wall in corner - see below
I got a bunch of sewing done this week. Nic's quilt top will be finished this week, and Ellie's will be close. Then I think I'm going to get started on some of the monster coin purses. I suspect they'll go fast and be fun to make. (famous last words)
The garden continues. In a burst of *something* Friday and Saturday I got the weeds under control. Again. Tomatoes are starting, finally, beans continue to send out new flowers, and JOY! there are at least three pumpkins. 3 kids require 3 pumpkins - any fewer and I have to buy them, and as ridiculously cheap and easy as pumpkins are to grow, they are outrageously expensive come October. It's a racket, I tell ya. I wonder if this baby will have a chance to grow big enough before fall. I guess we'll see - it wasn't there Friday, as I recall, and it's about walnut sized today. Next year they're getting their own space again - maybe with squash at the other end of the bed. They just take over! I wish there was a companion plant that discouraged powdery mildew, though - those plants look like sh*t by this point every summer.
Now, about that wall... Along the lines of my daylily bed last year, this is the project that refuses to start. At the northwest corner of our house the lawn drops dramatically away from the house, both to the north and to the west. The resulting slope is treacherous to cut downhill on the riding mower and impossible to cut uphill with the push mower. So, lightbulb moment, let's make a retaining wall and some steps and be done with it?! Exactly! Great plan. Only it hasn't happened yet. Earlier this week Scott was outside working on his new little target shooting deck when he noticed the neighbour loading up the bucket of his tractor with the big chunks of Panton Limestone from his old foundation. He was hauling them into the woods and dumping them into the ravine. Wait! I'll take those! (Scott, not me) I rolled my eyes - yeah! A new pile of crap to look at. I thought it was chunks of concrete, Scott assured me it was not, it's really dirty stone. I went and had a look last night, and he's right. So now the wheels are turning. I need a wall, we have a big pile of free rocks... hmmm.
Dinner Menu - August 15 - August 28
Sunday - grilled keilbasa
Monday - stromboli
Tuesday - breakfast for dinner
Wednesday - Simon - ??
Thursday - Tori - ??
Friday - Daniel - ??
Sunday - pork roast
Monday - quiche
Tuesday - swedish meatballs
Wednesday - Tori -
Thursday - Simon -??
Friday - Daniel - Calzones
Saturday - grilled chicken
Sew 30 minutes every day
Assemble top for Nic's quilt
finish blocks for Ellie's quilt
Monday - Scott Burlington appointments
Monday - band concert
Wednesday - mattress delivery
begin retaining wall in corner
weed - harvest - garden things.