I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.
My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.
Where has July gone? I’ve had a little more free time now that the chickens have all been butchered and put in the freezer for winter so I’ve been devoting more time to the garden. Green beans are what’s producing like crazy right now. I’ve been picking a harvest basket full every other day and we’ve been eating them most nights with dinner.
I really enjoy eating what’s in season the way most people used to eat. I really look forward to a particular vegetable being ripe and eating my fill of it. We’ve also had zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers ready. The peas, broccoli, and cauliflower are done for the season. Next year I won’t be planting broccoli or cauliflower. There not big producers and it’s hard to keep the critters from nibbling on them so I’ll rely on the farmers market for those veggies.
I had quite the eye opener the other day. I was out watering the flowers and bent down to move the hose only to realize it wasn’t a hose at all it was a Northern Water Snake. YIKES!! Luckily I’m not afraid of snakes but it sure gave me quite a startle when it moved.
Since then I’ve been watching for it and seems to be living under the rocks by the bird bath. The plant it’s under is a volunteer and I’m not sure if it’s a pumpkin or squash plant but it give the snake plenty of shade and pretty soon whatever it is will be producing. You can see something starting to form now in the upper right hand corner of the photo.
When I first noticed it growing my plan was to pull it out, but after a few days it really took off so I decided to let it go and see what it is. Let me tell you that’s a first for me. I like my landscaping to be neat and tidy with no weeds so for me to sit back and let it grow where it wasn’t planted is something new for me.
You know what? It doesn’t look bad at all where it is and I’m excited to see what it turns out to be. Hopefully its a seed from the garden that got moved by a bird and will amount to something. If it’s a seed from the compost pile you never know what it will be. I’ve had seeds germinate, pollinate, and produce some cross between a pumpkin and a squash before. Nothing I could I identify that’s for sure.
I’ll be back later in the week to share photos with you from our trip to a Lavender Farm. I’ve been wanting to go and hubby had a few days off so we booked a cabin through AirBNB and headed north. Friends went along with us and we had the best time. Next stop we’ll be heading to Boston and from there we’ll travel up the east cost through Maine and then back to Michigan.
We’ve been to Boston before but with a limited time schedule so we’re looking forward to going again and hitting a few new places that we didn’t see last time. If you have any recommendations leave them in the comments please.
The only other thing we’ve been working on this month is our sons barn/home conversion. Our business finally had a week of down time so we took advantage of it and replaced the roof on his place, and finished the electrical. Now the fun stuff can happen like installing cabinets, flooring, and decorating.
Until next time take care and thank you for spending the time talking till dawn with me today!