With the heat of summer here (it reached 109F/43 C on Thursday) my schedule has changed this week.
My alarm goes off before dawn and I am up and outside, working in the garden, pulling weeds and deadheading roses. The weeds are particularly numerous this year. I work for an hour to an hour and a half before I go in to shower and wake everyone.
I planted seeds in the garden for leeks, green onions, Swiss chard, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, red noodle beans, zinnias, basil, parsley, chives, and thyme. I looked anywhere where seeds had not come up and I planted again. It may be too hot for some of these to germinate; hopefully, however, they will. Some came up within just a few days, as they like the heat!
I harvested lemons, apricots, blackberries, artichokes, and peaches from the garden.
I sprouted lentils from the pantry that I will use this week in a vegetarian spring roll recipe.
I canned a batch of apricot-vanilla jam with apricots and lemon juice from the garden.
I mended tears in an old dresser scarf that I am using as a table runner.
I sewed the sides of a blouse to make it smaller to fit me.
My husband gave himself a haircut.
I did some free French study via YouTube.
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