Hi dear readers!
My sister, Jude, tells me I'm letting the old guard down - not posting here enough. Truth is I'm tired but I'll pick up my socks and go into the fray.
(first sign of extreme tiredness - terribly mixed metaphors)
I'll catch you all up on the various levels of my so called simple life:
Chickens - good but need calcium input (limestone) - they have weak shells. urg.
Garden - totally nuts as is usual this time of year for me - good at the beginning, lousy in the long haul. The strawberries are fruiting which is great. The lettuce bolted when I was in Montreal. The tomatoes when they ripen will be legion - huge amount of tomatoes! the beans got squeezed out by a weed that looked like bean vine, the carrots are moseying along and so are the beets. No sign of the garlic or onions - they left town. The inside basil is good - the outside basil paltry. So...
Accordion playing is at a complete halt. I have been focussing any spare time on my revision so that and Knitting went the way of the dodo bird. But I'll come back to it - those are winter sports I think.
Cooking - yay - having a blast today - making a meal for friends - I'm making chickpea fritters (stuff already done and ready to fry) with a cilantro chutney (done and in the fridge) as well as a cauliflower dun that I'll start in fifteen minutes. Ron is making all sorts of other curries, dahl, rice, and a flat bread. We'll serve mojitos (I know I know but we like them) and beer with the food! Dessert is easy peasy from my friend Kerol - bang frozen raspberries in the cuisinart - while they whirl about throw in a container of whipping cream and a bit of honey. Instant delicious ice cream!
home front - did a major floor thing today - well ron did - washed and waxed the whole main floor. Wow! Looks great. Love having company. The move from one room (my former office now Felix's bedroom) to downstairs has been tedious and there is a lot of mess down here but hey! I can write down here (did it today) and that's all I care about.
How is everyone else doing?
Oh and the Hoagy dog is good but not to lively (doesn't like the heat and getting a bit old I guess).
Oh and we saw some sort of grey hawk/goshawk/raptor bird yesterday. Can't find it yet but I will. Really neat!