And so it goes – much the same as it has been…
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Midsummer garden – squash vine borer wins; fungal (or bacterial?) death threats to the tomatoes; tasty perseverance of the beans, greens, onions, and fennel; berry bushes in their youth. And overgrown hillside now "herb hill." #organicgardening #gardening #garden #smalltowngarden #midsummer
Beans must be picked every other day.
And tomatoes are expressing their juicy demands.
And I need to learn about more diseases and pests to ward off next year.
Some thrifting is still being done here and there – picked up some “vintage” yarn for more and bigger scrappy things – I’ll probably dye the one on the right since the white is actually wool, or mostly, and it’s interesting that this seemingly semi-shitty novelty yarn was once spun in Belgium and France…
And some finishing is happening – this spin will be mittens or slippers, but will go on the back burner for a bit.
(Next up for spinning is still TBD – either a shit-or-get-off-the-pot spin with raw alpaca I’ve had far too long, or a quick palate cleanser with a colorful superwash braid… either way, the wheel is freshly cleaned and oiled and swept up underneath and is ready to go.)
And of course, beach time – just a bit here and there though – and I’m finishing up this knit – hopefully by the month’s end (secretly by the end of next week).
Some upcoming travel means socks need to be on the needles, but I’ve really run out of room in my sock drawer… In theory I “need” a few more pairs that better match my work clothes, but I have none worn out enough to purge to make room, so…
I’m going to knit them anyway and have more disorder and chaos and cramming going on in my life again!