Good Morning! Happy 4th of July!
I hope everyone has been enjoying a nice, long weekend. Ours has been very hot and humid, but this morning's air feels fresh and almost cool. It's not sticky and humid at all.
So, what has been going on? Friday morning, early, I finally soaked and then pinned out to block the Guernsey Wrap. I spread it out on the bedroom floor, and that just about killed my back. After that I went for a walk. Whew! I walked at Oaks and didn't see any wildlife other than some humans. By the time I got home, my tee shirt could be wrung out. I was dripping. The bright side of that is that it was such a hot day that by mid-afternoon the wrap was already dry.
Not a very attractive picture, but really it was too freakin' hot to wear a wool wrap and also, Fletch really didn't want to step outside to take a picture. So one and done was it! The wrap is now folded up and tucked away for a mid-winter's day.
While I met Dee Saturday morning for our therapy session, Fletch was out in the garden pulling our garlic. He pulled 50 heads!
And that afternoon he hung it all from the patio roof:
I love just being able to step outside and grab fresh garlic. We just finished using last year's crop about a month ago!
Last night Fletch grilled ribs so we also tried grilling some of our garlic scapes. Wow! They were delicious. Just sprinkled a bit of EVOO and S&P on them, threw them in a grill basket and plopped them down. Grilling brought out the sweetness of them and (as one review I read stated), grilled scapes are reminiscent of asparagus. Very tasty!!
Our eggplant plants are really producing this year - just look at this:
There are already over a dozen eggplants forming! I can't wait to have some of these grilled...or on pizza...YUM!
The bluebarb jam, BTW, is quite good even if it didn't set completely. I tried some on peach pancakes yesterday morning and then on vanilla ice cream last night. Our neighbor, Rob, said he put some on oatmeal and it was awesome! We traded jams with him the other day - he brought us Mulberry Jam made from a tree on his property. That jam is very tasty as well.
No plans for today. If the weather stays nice, I may try to get a walk in this morning. I'm going to cook some chicken in the oven for dinner and Fletch is going to pick the first of our green beans from the garden. Now, if only the tomatoes would hurry up and ripen! Fireworks will be set off in our local park tonight - we can sometimes see them from our backyard. As I've said before, I'm not a huge fan - I like seeing them, I don't like hearing them.
Hope everyone can stay cool and enjoy the 4th!