Garden and needlework update

It is that time of year when the faster you run and the harder you work, the behinder you seem to get. That is why the posts are not appearing real often. I will try to take time tonight to catch up and then I’m off to knit for a bit on my socks.

  • The garden is almost done–as in maybe one more morning of planting and weeding. We now have all of the cabbage plants in thanks to DD’s help. She is a wonderful gardener. She also planted radish and carrot seeds and helped plant the cantaloupe, honey dew melon, and cucumber seeds. This morning she planted the last five cabbage plants, two kohlrabi plants, lettuce seed strips, and spinach. Tomorrow we are hoping to finish the last bit of weeding around the pea fence, and plant peas, kale, and romaine lettuce seeds.
  • Wednesday morning we will have to plant the herbs in the front flower bed. They are getting large enough that they need to go out. I am so pleased with the plants that I started earlier. Thursday morning we will hopefully be busy pulling weeds from the front flower beds by the street and in the ditch. They have to be watered so they will come out easier, but I’m hoping to have that done by the end of the week or at worst the holiday weekend.
  • On the cross stitch sampler front, I am closer to having all of the red variegated work in the second third of this sampler. I had to frog one area and am not pleased at all with how it went. We will see how it looks once the blue is added. I am sure I will need to find a way to remove a few very tiny red “bleeds” from the frogged area.
  • Sock pair #2 has been getting some more work. These are the green socks that are being knit for DS. Now that theS’mores socksare done I am able to devote more time to these. Still with theyardwork and gardening, I haven’t been able to knit as much as I would like.

    Progress on sock #1 of Pair #2 for the Socks with Sarah KAL

    Progress on sock #1 of Pair #2 for the Socks with Sarah KAL

  • Sock pair #3 now has the first 12stockinette rows done and I have started on the two-color ribbing. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten too far.

    Progress on sock #1 of Pair #3 for Socks with Sarah KAL

    Progress on sock #1 of Pair #3 for Socks with Sarah KAL

  • DS will be working on sewing a simple laundry bag in the next few days as part of his work to finish up the Sewing Honor for Pathfinders. I am looking forward to seeing how he does on the sewing machine as we hope to have a bag he can take to Oshkosh in August for all his dirty clothes.
  • The chicks were put in with the main flock last night before we went to bed. Both sets of chickens (chicks and regulars) were sleeping so not too much argument. Today we have watched as the two separate groups have tried to figure out how to get along. So far the chicks are having to learn how to watch out for each other so that they get food and water. Hopefully they will get the pecking order straight really soon.

That pretty much sums up what is happening here. It doesn’t sound like much, but with all of that and taking care of the house, working, and homeschooling to finish in less than three weeks, it is enough.

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I wear multiple hats: wife of 25+ years, mother, chauffeur/riding companion to DD22 and DS17, daughter/daughter-in-law, crafter, home engineer and too many others to list.
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