The weather has been conducive to growing healthy plants and fruit. I had to trim the blackberry bush because it was going wild with it's tallest branch reaching well over the six foot fence. I noticed quite a few berries on the back of the plant when I hopped in to the garden to prune the bush. Until then I noticed all of the berries growing in the front.
|I'm hoping for enough berries to make a batch of jelly this year.|
The bay plant has quite a bit of new growth on it and the olive tree is forming flowers which, hopefully, will be olives. Excitement plus!
|If you can see the tiny white flowers growing in the center|
of the leaves, then you may see - if all goes well - olives
in a few weeks.
|The bay plant has doubled in size since I re potted it a while back. |
Maybe 2 months ago.
I made my weekly trek to the dollar store which netted me a pack of three exacto knives. I'm not concerned with hauls, just the little things that are needed to perform life tasks.
Time was spent with the two eldest grandchildren yesterday until their mom got home from work. When she got home we sat and talked for a few minutes before I left for home. By the time she arrived home the grands had enough and were rather quiet and resting. Until then we had a good time playing and talking, as well as snacking.
Daughter number three is cutting my hair this morning which is in need - big time. That will be a relief and cooler in this summer heat. In addition to looking quite a bit better than it does right now.
I think peanut butter toast sounds like a winner for breakfast. I have some strawberries left that I'll mix with bananas for lunch and green beans that are cooked and cold. Dinner will be steamed clams and corn on the cob. Most likely GMO corn, but I do eat corn on the cob a couple times during the summer anyway.
The bathrooms are clean for the week and the kitchen has been scrubbed down and sprayed with peppermint spray so bugs don't feel they can take up residence in my home. I thought peppermint deterred bugs, but I found out yesterday it actually kills them. So peppermint spray it is, and often. My major task today will be cleaning the floors. I also have to put moth balls out in the yard and call the plumber to fix two leaking faucets. Also on the agenda this week is going to Home Depot for one more shelving unit for the garage. Of course, the sheets and clothes need to be washed. I'll most likely tackle that in the morning. I'd also like to climb onto a chair to reach the high garage door windows to clean them. I'm tired of looking through foggy windows!
I hope your week is going well. Let me know what you have been doing in the comment section.