Irene has come and gone, power was out for just a short time.....not a real hardship for us as we have a generator. We really were not bothered by Irene much just a few extra branches and one small tree that cracked......my family and home are intact, prayers answered. Please keep those in Vermont in your prayers.
Been busy getting started on the WOOD for winter, once that is in and out of the way we will be able to get the area where next year's larger garden will go! We also had to get another area in the yard prepared to put the wood that still needs to be cut and split for next year.
Earlier this summer I transplanted two very large pumpkin plants that were going to be thrown away, the seeds are from pumpkins that a local man uses to grow his HUGE pumpkins. I really didn't think they would survive as the plants didn't seem to like being disturbed from their pots but as you can see in these photos the plants have taken over a corner and the loam pile. I don't have many pumpkins, one of them was doing well but one day I noticed that the skin had cracked almost like it grew too fast.
I haven't gotten much done in the sewing room as I have been busy doing some major organizing of draws, closets, etc........On Monday our next door neighbor was broken into (while they were gone) in the middle of the day.......that really got me to thinking about the important stuff (not necessarily the valuable stuff), two of their jewelry boxes were taken that contained mementos from their life, stuff that is priceless........you know like the boy scout pin from a son, etc. A perfect time to "clean house" for me, and that I did yesterday......I was up past 11pm working in one room, I did have to catch up on paperwork, too, that took quite a bit of time. It's raining again today so I will continue in the other rooms, it will be a nice start to Fall having tidy spaces.
I'm also still working on perfecting my yogurt making. I made fresh from scratch french bread recently, my own homemade deodorant, planning on making homemade soap and homemade laundry soap, and of course getting my butt back in the sewing room. Definately enough to keep me out of trouble for the coming winter.
Enjoy your day!