Soon I will need to grow gills...or perhaps webbed feet. It has rained almost all weekend and more rain is forecast for each day through Thursday! The garden is drinking up. And the yard will look unkempt the way it is growing! We did manage to pick a bit of produce between the rain showers:
The peppers are "Carnival Peppers" and are billed as a mild hot pepper. They definitely are not as hot as jalapenos or habaneros, but after cutting and seeding about 5 of these, my hands were tingling for hours!! They were delicious added to some homemade sauce on Saturday night and Colin used a bunch on the pizza he made for us on Friday. The cherry tomatoes are coming in like crazy. We can pick about double the amount shown above every day! The variety is "Sun Gold" and they are really more orange than red and extremely sweet. Colin also used a bunch of them on the pizza and they were excellent.
The weekend was nice - primarily filled with errands and chores, but I did (finally) manage to cast on for my Juniper Top and did not twist the stitches!!
I'm in the midst of the mindless knitting in the round for about 11 - 12 inches (I may make it a little longer). The yarn (Berroco Remix Light) is made completely from recycled materials and is some of the softest yarn I have ever used. I also managed to do another 10 rows or so on my sock, but forgot to take a picture of that. Those, too, I'm making a bit longer than the pattern states.
On the reading front, I'm about a third of the way through The Essex Serpent and am enjoying it. Of course, per usual, about 4-5 books that I was in queue for on Overdrive have all suddenly become available. I also picked up (again) a book Colin had given me at Christmas - What She Ate - and am enjoying that as well. I finished the section on Eleanor Roosevelt and am now in the chapter on Eva Braun. Very interesting. Fletch and I are continuing to read Morning's on Horseback by David McCullough and are enjoying that a lot.
Meanwhile, it's back to work and a somewhat busy week for me. Wishing you all the best of weeks!