1:44 p.m. — Monday, July 9, 2007
After getting off to a slow start (and looking nothing like the formal Williamsburg garden it was intended to be), this year's garden has been surprisingly fertile.
The zucchini and summer squash are giving Opa a run for his money. Look at the size of those things!
I seriously underestimated how big the squash and pumpkin plants themselves would be, having never grown those myself before. Next year, they'll get a bit more room in the garden to spread out.
In the spring, I had to cut three flowering stalks off my giant rhubarb to keep it from going to seed, and Ryan's mom took some stems home for pie just to reduce its size a little bit.
Banana and sweet peppers have already been used in my cooking, and squash (yellow and green) has been pureed and frozen into cubes for Lily to eat. Nothing better than an overabundance of homegrown baby food in the fridge.
Still waiting on my tomatoes to turn red, my green peppers to get a little bigger, and my eggplant to do...something. Looking forward to this fall to see what will become of my pumpkin (grown from seed, as were my cucumbers and lettuce). I'm glad I tried some new stuff this year, instead of just my typical tomatoes and peppers. Seems it was worth it!
2:16 p.m. — Thursday, July 12, 2007
When I first saw this pendant light, I knew it was destined to be ours:
And now it is.
More kitchen photos to come. We've been busy!
9:58 p.m. — Thursday, July 19, 2007
It took a year or two, but we finally have kitchen cabinet hardware.
Yay! No more wrangling the drawers open from the sides! No more damage to the drawer fronts from improper usage! (One started jiggling from so much corner pullage.) I was surprised to find that it took a few days to actually remember to use the hardware. Those shiny metal objects protruding from the wood? They're for PULLING. Who'da thunk?
And now sometimes, I open and close the doors and drawers JUST BECAUSE I CAN.
It's a beautiful thing.