Thursday, August 28, 2014

Moving right along............

I had a great day yesterday and got lots done.  I love those days as they don't happen often enough around here!  I went out and watered early before it got hot, did some weeding and sprayed my freshly made Natural Weed Killer.......
I made a 1/2 batch which consisted of 8 cups of vinegar, 1/4 cup of salt and a small squirt of dish washing detergent.  I'll see if it works.
After that I got in the truck and went to the Farmer's Market in town in the Presbyterian Church parking lot.  I got some home made, by the Amish ladies, cinnamon rolls........they're usually gone by the time I get there but I was lucky yesterday morning!
Some more banana peppers and green beans.........
some onions........BTW...remember when I posted about storing my onions is a paper bag with holes punched in it and placed in a dark cupboard?  It works fantastic and not one bad spot among the last bunch that I stored that way.   These will be getting the same treatment.
And last but not least tomatoes and spaghetti squash......

I finished one of the books I've been reading...........I enjoyed it.  It was the second book by this author written while he walked through Grand Canyon National Park from one end to the other which no one had ever done before back in 1958.
Now I'm reading this one............a classic in nature literature.  It reads like a good novel so far.  That's the kind of nature reading I like.
 I'm rounding the bend on the last dish cloth for my son's housewarming present.  I finished my shawl and now these cloths are almost done.  I feel like finishing things lately which is unusual as I am most known for starting things. LOL!  I'm using DPN's which are a little short for this cloth so I have to be careful it doesn't come off the ends.  It will look much better when it's off the needles.  I'm liking this pattern because there are no stitch changes in the middle of the rows.
I hope you are having a good week.  It's very hot here but Fall is just around the corner!  Football starts this weekend and my mums are starting to bloom!  Happy Trails!


  1. That weed killer works great! I used it at the homestead, and not only was it safe for my dog, but it actually did a good job of killing off the weeds :)

    Yay for you .... getting done with the last washcloth for your son. He's going to love it!!
    That pattern is very nice!

    Hope you have a great long weekend, my friend.


  2. Yay on natural weed killer. Oh boy do those look like lip smacking rolls. Yummy!

  3. It didn't work so good on Minnesota weeds...I hope you have better luck that we did. Let me know! :)

  4. Good tip on storing onions. I hope to dig a root cellar next year. Those books look very interesting too.


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