it's a nice greyish kind of day today - it was a little misty, foggy and rainy this morning - now it is just a little grey and overcast. no matter though - there are still a lot of cheerful things going on here at the Manor!
a grey day is a great time to make a fancy breakfast - like puffy french toast with local maple syrup - yummeh! (Jane, Sandy - do either of you know the proper name for french toast? teehee...i like involving my readers!!!)
have a look below...can you believe it? that's our 3 Sisters huggie kultur and everything is coming up!!! i have never grown corn before so i am thrilled to see it all come up. woohoo - we'll have corn!!!
here is some hopi blue corn that my friend Beth sent me - it's coming up too! woohoo - i am like a corn-growing fool!!!
greyish kind of days are good for hilling potatoes! we need to add a third tire in about a week. i love potatoes!!!
last year we lost just about all of our lettuce to slugs. this year, i have been growing lettuce in pots on the porch and so far it is working out just great. but check out what jambaloney built for us - yep - that's a hill-billy lettuce stand made from a pallet - i love it!
he gets those pallets for free. if this works out - i am going to want a wall of those suckers!!!
hmmmmm - honey, lemon, salt, mint, clover and cucumber??? what on earth???
oh just about the most refreshing and delicious sorta' kinda' lemonade on the planet, no less!
cover it, put it in the fridge and let it steep overnight. tomorrow we'll be sipping it all day - so yummy!
last up - some salad that we had for lunch. most of the lettuce is ours but i did use some store-bought, local, organic spinach. there's some strawberries, lime chunks, hearts of palm, artichokes, mango, lemon and hemp hearts - so good for you!
no obligatory pic of the sky for my friend Helga today....jambaloney went fishing and took the camera before i had the chance to get a pic of the sky.
what do i plan on doing on this greyish afternoon while jambaloney is fishing? sipping tea and re-reading one of my favourite books - "In Praise of Tomatoes: Tasty Recipes, Garden Secrets, Legends & Lore", by Ronni Lundy. it is a fancy coffee-table style book filled with all kinds of very interesting information about tomatoes. it is the kind of book that i would drool over in a store but would not be able to buy due to not being able to justify the price. Helga sent me this book as a gift and she has no idea how much i love this book! oh maybe she does - teehee! and since i have already named all of my tomatoes "Little Helgas", i think that she will forgive me for not taking a sky pic for her.
i hope you all have a fantastic afternoon. i gotta run - the kettle is boiling and my tomatoe book is calling!