The summer garden continues to supply us with so many vegetables, beans, courgettes, and when you glance away for a day or so, they are marrows, blackberries from thorn less plants, beans, tomatoes,silver beet, carrots,lettuce,cauliflower, broccoli,parsley, chives and spring onions, The chillies are very late, I hope they ripen before cold mornings arrive.
Yellow Submarine tomatoes and large courgettes. One day’s growth.
The Bottlebrush shrub has been over-run with bees, both the drones, and bumblebees. The big ones are almost drunk, after filling on the nectar. the other day about 6 were lying on the concrete below, rolling over in a stupor, unable to fly away.
The Bernina has been busy with merino fabric, neck warmers, hats, long johns and long pants. Fleece pants, and hats lined with merino, I know, I know, I KNOW, our days are hot here, about 27C to 30C lately, but at Piropiro Flats, it will be cold in the early mornings, a few weeks ago it was 4C at 9 a.m. So I am a very good “boy scout” and will be prepared. Thick merino socks, thinner ones for the ordinary shoes, over trousers of oilskin, and the Gore-Tex raincoat with hood, all ready to be packed tomorrow.
I am not advertising any particular brand, but because I have small feet, have great difficulty finding boots specially that fit. Both the Merrell and Salomon are 7.5 US size, YES, tiny feet, so when I see a pair in my size, the message is “ buy now”. The Youngstown gloves have had lots of hard use, and still keep my hands so warm, leather on the palms, fleece lined, Velcro straps to close up tightly, I have heard that they are so good when cleaning out a frosty deep freeze that has a build up of ice in large quantities!!! As well as when outside in –10 Celsius, and snow depth of 12 inches!!
Yes, I will be packing some clothes for the hot midday hours, but it is always better to go with the gear you might need. Over one and a half hours to the nearest shops!!! So no quick trip out to buy what you left at home. Books are packed, knitting sorted, some hand work with stitcheries, baking done, tomorrow we load up.
Quotation of the day, author unknown,
“ When things go wrong, keep your hat on,
that way you cannot pull your hair out”
Greetings from Jean