Hi there and welcome to Friday's Fave Five! We're counting blessings with Susanne and the Fivers at Living To Tell The Story.
1. Waking just before dawn to a moonlit morning
A waning crescent moon. Sometimes called the old moon.
2. Blooming gladiolas ~ a dear friend shared some gladiola bulbs with me.
I planted them in the garden for cut flowers.
But, there is only one little row of them
and they are so pretty among the tomatoes and pumpkins,
I can't bear to cut them.
3. Bouquets ~ I don't have such scruples about my lavatera though.
They're my best cut flowers in the garden right now.
They make a sweet little bouquet for the kitchen table.
Last spring, I planted random packs of flowers seeds in the vegetable garden with a vague notion of a "cutting garden".
I've reaped a lot of joy from these flowers - for very little effort - but they probably weren't the best choice for cutting flowers. Next year I plan to be quite intentional with my selection. I'll be spending some time researching sites like PEI's Veseys Seeds. A lovely winter-time activity to look forward to!
4. There's something quite magical about heading out to the garden every afternoon to "dig your supper".
Potatoes - red and white varieties, carrots, onions and beets (tucked underneath)
Add some lettuce
and a tomato,
with some meat on the barbeque, and supper is ready!
It's so satisfying to eat from your own garden. Summer's labour paid off!
5. And still on the garden theme - here's how I'll be spending the rest of this sunny Friday
Cutting up cukes and onions for Nannie's famous mustard pickles.
Want a closer look?
Yes, that's 50 pounds of cucumbers! I bought them by mistake. Usually someone just drops a few bags off because there's a cucumber glut, but the cukes didn't do so well this year. So, I had to buy. But not 50 pounds!
I don't know what I was thinking! They were inexpensive - only $6. So the price didn't tip me off. And the sales clerk carried them for me. So I didn't notice how heavy they were. And I was in a rush.
Oh well . . .
Lots of pickles for the family this year!
I better get at them! Thanks so much for dropping in for a Friday visit.