Sunday, June 27, 2021

Produce stand is getting completed!

 Wow, the produce stand is finally turning into the picture in my head.  While it was in existence, finishing the awning was key.  We finally finished it and gave it a cheerful paint job to boot!  All out of leftover materials!  Yay!  Now that my husband has retired perhaps we will have enough time to put it to work!

Speaking of my husband being retired, he had time to make me a cheese press!  All for the price of twenty-five cents which went for the cylindrical Tupperware container I found for 25 cents at a thrift store.  He just drilled holes in it for me, made a follower out of plywood (that I keep in a clean Ziploc bag to be sanitary).  The rest was out of spare wood and hardware.  We had a pair of dumbbells that I threw into an Amazon gift bag for hanging.  Awesome!

Currently we are picking yellow squash, zucchini squash, cucumbers and blueberries.  Life is good!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The garlic scapes are in!


Today was the day for cutting garlic scapes.  In trying to figure out how to use them, I ran across this excellent recipe to help me preserve them all.  I also made a nice bouquet for the table.  The purple blossoms are from elephant garlic, and the white scapes are regular garlic.

My husband and I went to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.  My mom sent us a card wishing us a happy anniversary with $10 in it knowing we were going to the beach and told us to buy ourselves each an ice cream cone.  While this is not a lot of money, if she hadn't suggested it, we would never have done it.  We are too used to being frugal.  We took our camper and parked at a state camp site. In the picture, my husband is trying to figure out how to take a selfie (if we have done this before, it was so long ago neither of us knew how). . .This is on the dock at Carolina Beach.

My brother is getting ready to have hip replacement surgery.  I managed to find him a walker for $2.50 at a thrift store and used some leftover fabric to make a pouch for it.  I also found a cane at the Goodwill store for $4.99.  

I have been working with feed bags given to me by a friend (Thanks Anna!)  I made a tote bag and some larger totes for under our camper couch.  Life is Good!