We have a few flowers blooming in the yard, but I don’t feel right picking them when they are still working hard to grow. At the store this morning, I saw they had wildflower bouquets with rosemary in them, and I thought to myself- I definitely can do that.
drinking tea made from the echinacea in our garden.
trying not to catch the little dude’s cold
getting our spirits up with some twinkle lights
sewing a tiny pair of pants
It’s finally cool enough for us to enjoy being outside, and we make sure to get out there as often as possible. We love looking for bugs in the garden, playing with the sprinkler, picking up rocks, and we’re just starting to figure out chalk. My truck drawings get oohs and aahs every time.
In this edition of my-summer-veggies-mostly-all-died-despite-my-efforts, I made some hummus with our lemon balm, as suggested on the back of the tahini jar. I’ve never grown lemon balm before, but it literally has come back from the dead twice now. Tomatoes and cucumbers acquired elsewhere.
He saw birds, monkeys, and giraffes. He wore his hat the entire time. He passed out an hour before normal bedtime. Happy first zoo day, baby B.
The most exciting part of Tuesday- besides yelling at every bird, playing with the sprinkler, whenever the fridge is open, and when Jon comes home- is when our farm box arrives. The cucumber is an addition from our garden, and was also an exciting find.
Our strawberries grow in groups of two or three, and are very tiny. So I’ve been saving each one in a bag in the freezer, in the hopes that I can eventually make the smallest, but sweetest, batch of jam.
In the kitchen: The world’s biggest bowl of pasta salad for a summery Sunday dinner.
Outside: We sadly lost part of a big tree in the storm. Our shade will be missed, but the garden will be happy with a touch more sunshine.
Reading: Be Your Own Herbalist. For using all the herbs growing in the garden.
The worst bedtime chore: Filling the humidifier. Whoever designed it clearly never tried to do it while also holding a tired baby.
Enjoying: Our weekly box of farm veggies delivered to our door. It’s like back in the day when the milkman came. And they also bring us eggs, and meat, and coffee, so it’s kinda the best.
Hoping: Our biggest tomato will be ready soon! We have bacon in the fridge just waiting to be a BLT!
I hope this doesn’t jinx us… But look at these huge tomatoes! We’ve got quite a few growing out there, and we bet they are going to get some color any day now.
We celebrated the chilly temperatures with a little fire! Jon made the fire while I pushed the stroller around and around. Once the fire was going, and a nap was achieved, we enjoyed some toasty s’mores together. An excellent afternoon date in the backyard.
And those jumbo marshmallows- so big! Delicious, but comically large.