Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Which I Address my Dearth of New Posts

You know how life gets in the way, sometimes.  It's been busy!
Here is where I am just this very minute, typing away.  In the kitchen, canning squash.  Because there is a lot of it, and I LOVE to can.  Squash and green beans so far this year.

The pressure canner hearkens back to my childhood.  Harvest Gold.  My mom gave it to me a few years back.

I power washed and stained the back patio.  Will have to create a post on that sometime.

Mister and I went back to Lititz on the Fourth.  (That's a bit of Mister, there to the left.)
He thought an outing was in order.  I was tired and slept most of the way there, and when we got there, everything was mostly shut down and Mister's back went out.
Yep.  We were loads of fun that day!

Been shopping the curb.  This big carpet just needs a cleaning and new binding.  Yay!

Today, I finished re-staining the porch railings where needed.
Yesterday, I took a few hours and washed, waxed and detailed Mister's car.  Boy, was he surprised!

We went back to Mt Gretna, we've gone out for ice cream a few times too many......Mister handily repaired the front porch floor....

Oh, yeah. And there was that week when all 4 cats were vomiting and having diarrhea, and the fact that my laptop is increasingly skittish....

I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

And that's my explanation for the Dearth of Posts.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hanging Out, Out Back

Summer is my favorite time of year. Even when it is hot, humid, hazy, rainy.
It just is.

My new ride is opening up all kinds of possibilities in the hauling and treasure finding department!

Purple cone flowers, vinca, begonias, more lilies.  See the hanging baskets?  They are filled with black eyed Susan vine - from seeds saved from last year!

There's lots going on by the garage.

The little garden behind the little back porch is thriving.  I made the rock wall last year with rocks from the yard and it has held up well!  Asparagus, thyme, rhubarb, oregano, lavender, lemon balm, creeping woodruff, and lilies.

A closer look.

When digging up the back left corner of the yard, I felt like I was on an archeological dig!  Many cinder blocks, part of a hockey stick, metal roof from a bird house, another cast iron something, and THIS.
THIS is a Ruud No. 25 Water Heater.
Repurposing ideas welcome for this baby!

Have a glorious Fourth!