Tim scooped up all the kids and the dogs and went fishing. Therefore, I have the whole house to myself for just a couple of hours. Being an extrovert, I’m usually happiest with lots of noise and commotion and business in the house. But this unexpected quiet is nice.
A quick trip to the garden to gather veggies for supper~ zucchini, green beans and kale. I also steal just a few new potatoes from under a several potato plants to eat with the beans. Like a little bit of sunshine on our plates. Mmmmmm. Yum.
The sunflowers are exploding in all their sunny glory. Amazingly enough, the heat loving cosmos and zinnias are still producing lots of blooms though the summer heat is starting to wind down.
After I get this bounty into the house and dole out the few extra HUGE squash to the pigs, (much to their absolute delight!) I’m going to spend some time collecting some seeds.
The sweet peas are starting to put on seed. Since they are all open pollinated, I’m going to collect seeds from the most beautiful-est of plants to save for next year. Yay!
I’ve not grown sweet peas before this year. It was absolutely worth it.
The sweet pea fragrance is intoxicating. Sometimes I just stand in the pea patch, close my eyes and deeply inhale. Heavenly.
On another note~ all of my family is in either Texas or Louisiana. Our oldest son is stationed in Mississippi just north of New Orleans.
All eyes~ and hearts~ are on Texas today. I’m praying for their safety and the safety of everyone’s babies.
Today’s count: 33 eggs! 33!!!
What’s for supper: Pork ribs, steamed green beans with chopped onions and new potatoes, three cheese olive bread. Maybe zucchini muffins if I get my fanny in gear!
Weather: Sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Tonight mostly clear, with a low around 34. (34!!! NOOOOOO!!!) Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.