Since July has come and gone (seriously faster than I could imagine), I thought it was a good day for a little update. This has been the summer of craziness and I’m looking forward to fall now. I feel like we haven’t even had a summer since we have been so busy.
The garden is still thriving, despite our neglect. Next summer I am going to have to share a tutorial on the bean trellis we built this year. It’s working perfectly and the beans are loving it. We are picking a handful of beans (see below) nearly everyday, but as I have noted in our garden journal, Kentucky Pole Beans are not our favorite variety. I find they get pretty woody if they get too big. We will have to find something different next year. My decorative sunflowers have been blooming all month. These two were knocked over in a nasty summer storm, so I am enjoying them in the living room. We had in a battle with our resident chipmunks over the tomatoes. We keep finding half eaten cherry tomatoes and skins all over the yard. We have managed to pick a few and I’ll be making a nice sauce out of them on Sunday.
As you may have noticed, the blog got a facelift last week. I have been just as neglectful to this blog as I have been to the garden this summer. I kind of fell out of love with it this winter, but I’m feeling inspired again. Ever So Splendid (my quilting, sewing and DIY blog) is growing and healthy, and so is Lost & Fawned. They both reflect different sides of my personality and I intend to keep them separate but equal. It’s been a rocky transition as I have been learning to balance both, but things are falling into place and it has pushed me creatively. I’m looking forward to my blogging future.
Today is going to be crazy. I’m dealing with a perfect storm of appointments, while trying to prepare to get on a plane on Tuesday to visit my mom for 10 days. We aren’t making too many plans other than heading to the coast and spending a ton of time watching Netflix on the couch together. I’ll return home on the 15th which is also our 5 year wedding anniversary.
Hoping all is well with you and yours. Thanks for sticking with me during this busy busy summer. Once things calm down and the weather cools, everything should go back to it’s normal pace here.