June 15, 2011
We have a lily in the backyard! It's our first lily of the year and I'm so excited.
My mom brought us two large containers of blueberries with the request of jam, so I made a batch of freezer jam last week. I'd never made freezer jam before, and while it doesn't have that deep lovely blue/purple color of cooked jam, it still tastes wonderful. Blueberries are so delicious.
We have a spaghetti squash coming in. I saw a bee pollinating flowers the other day and I stood and talked to him while he worked, telling him to keep doing a good job! Give us lots of squash and green beans! I did have a tiny green bean harvest the other day. About a handful to go with dinner.
It's been hot here the last few days and some of my lettuce was trying to bolt, so I harvested a few heads this morning.
Looks like I'm having salad for lunch! Any family members looking for lettuce need to come get some!
I went to clean the sink the other day and found this little stow away. I'm not sure how she got in the house, but it was a very cute surprise!
I figured I would show the progress I've made on my embroidery sampler. It's coming along. I've found that I really hate the cross stitch and that I really like satin stitch and stem stitch and french knots are fun.
This is my corn, which I'm terribly proud of. I didn't want to just fill it in, I wanted it to look like corn. So I tried out french knots and I think it turned out great.
It's been hot here and as much as I don't like the heat, it is making our plants very happy.
Have a wonderful Wednesday,