I am noticing that it is really hard to keep up with computer work when the weather is so nice outside. I have been spending my evenings walking with the kids and the dog, and sitting on the deck reading my book in the last of the suns rays. That does mean however that my blog is getting neglected.
With all this summer heat the kids have been outside in the yard a lot. I am so happy that I got a little splash pool last year, They are in it almost everyday.
I am so happy for the few rainstorms we have had the last couple of days. The garden is so happy, there are so many new blooms everyday. I have a new variety of day lily that I can’t find the name of, but it is really showy!
The hydrangeas are hitting peak and so are many others.
My dad got us a beautiful double Hibiscus for our summer planter, it is stunning.
Our gardens are growing and producing rapidly too. Leah really enjoys eating the borage flowers, and I can’t keep Ava out of the basil.
We have been eating zucchini almost every night for almost a month. The beets, carrots, and potatoes are growing well. I can’t wait to try them. I tore out the last of the spring lettuce so that I could plant another section of beet to last us later into the fall. I think I need to find a new place to grow peas and beans. They just don’t seem happy in the place I have them. Sounds like another garden expansion to plan over the winter. The tomatoes are full of green tomatoes, I hope they start to ripen soon!
I harvested and dried a bunch of Dill this week, Ava loves to give me a hand. I have also tried my hand at making dill pickles this year and so far so good! I opened one jar already and its mostly gone. Its one of my favourite summer things.
Off to the cottage I go! I dont really have internet access up there which is awesome. It is a good time to set down the phone and play games and have fun with the whole family.