|Laundry basket of rutabaga, growing nicely|
Franklin and I have a goal to build with every single one of his legos, even the tiny ones. We started building a tower, but decided to tear it down and try something else. Over Christmas break we built a beach town with shops, vehicles, and animals like whales and fish--but we didn't manage to use every piece. We're on a mission!
|Pond filter cleared the pond! What pretty fish|
I've been harvesting vegetables from my garden every day, and some of them are really producing well. We have so much chard; over the last two days I've picked 2 pounds of it! And the runner beans are finally taking off, almost a month later than last year. But I'm picking them every day, and salting some down for the winter, too. We've had one zuccini and one cucumber so far. The zuccini plant had slug damage early on and took a while to recover; it's still a bit sad. Cucumber likewise, but at least it's growing more fruits, unlike the poor zuccini. Still, we might get another couple before the season's done. And one of my friends from my knitting group gave me a sack of her zuccinis, so all is not lost.
Before going back to school we hope to have a barbecue, maybe go to the beach again, and definitely pick a load of blackberries from the park. And I'd like to put my log cabin quilt together too: the top is all finished and it just needs a backing and some wadding (I have both--just need to assemble them).