Garden Overhaul

The peas and fava beans are drying out, so I’ve made the decision to pull them down to plant beets and spinach as a fall crop.

Cleared peas out to get ready for more spinach.

The fava beans got picked, and are left to dry before shelling.

We made soup with our own homegrown carrots, Red Pontiac potatoes, and peas. We used organic vegetable broth, organic celery, and organic onions bought from the store.

Everyone loved it.

All organically grown vegetables to go into the soup pot.

We have a family of zucchinis from a volunteer plant in our grape plant bed that I harvested. I’m planning on baking a few loaves of bread with it, and shredding the rest to put in the freezer so I can make zucchinis bread any time. I’m planning on sending a loaf to my mother and sister in a southern state at Christmas time. Another way I like to make them is to add chocolate chips and make large muffins, yum!

Here is the Zucchini family resting from the heat of the day. They don’t know my plans for them!

We have been working at cleaning the garage the last couple of weekends, and I’ve finally found the afghan my grandmother started for me that someone stuck in the garage a couple years ago. She passed away in 1996. I just need to sew up the strips, and add a border, and it will be done!

Grandma Jarvis’s afghan she started for me. Now finally getting finished.

I went to a yarn store in a nearby town to show off the wrap that I made from their kit. I ended up buying a book ‘Lace One-Skein Wonders’. Perfect for that yarn that I made I’ve been wondering what something special I could do with it.

This picture also has my orientation binder from my new job. It is about a 45 minute drive from home, but I am planning on moving further north in a rural area, so it will be closer then. Job is going great!

Here is the wrap I made, with my mothers afghan behind it. This picture doesn’t show how it sparkles.

This next picture is of the home spun yarn I made, with the book I just bought. I’m planning on making something from the book with this yarn.

We are planning on cleaning the garage again this weekend, and having a new garage door installed next weekend. Then the week after that, we can empty out the back room, paint, and put the new laminate flooring in. We will be pretty much ready to go on the market then. Looking forward to it, but a little scared too.

Bye for now, and God Bless,

Grandma

Published by Grandma

I have a certificate in horticulture, and am a master gardener with my county extension agency. I also spin yarn from fiber, knit, crochet, sew, and cross stitch, as well as cook, bake, and preserve foods using freezing, canning, and pickling methods.

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