As you can see I've been berry picking. It came early this year. These juicy sweeties were ready by the end of May. I baked a shortcake and lightly sugared the fruit. Made real sweetened whip cream for over the top. (I was certainly not counting calories). They were delicious. Nothing like fresh strawberries to get summer started.
On another note my kitty Smokey met with an accident (not sure what happened- may have gotten kicked by the neighbor's cow). He has a cracked knee-cap. Doc our local vet did not have to set it. We did have to be careful for a week and keep him rather confined. That proved to be a challenge. Also getting anti-biotic into him twice a day was no picnic. I think I had more medicine on me than in him. He is on the mend. Cats are truly resilient. Perhaps there is something to that " nine lives" bit.
Finally finished the summer mulching. Does anybody remember when this practice started? Growing up we never mulched. (That probably gives away my age). Now every year I find myself like so many others piling these colored wood chips all around the garden. It looks nice when one is finished. I confess there are some of my woodland beds that do not get this dressed up. If I did all the borders I would still be working when the autumn leaves were falling.
|Scooter on the Prowl !|
Took a bit of time this evening to work in my sketchbook. I may not always find time to paint but I try daily to draw or doodle. When I do this I feed my soul.
Thank you for taking some time to let me share a few bits and pieces. Have a great day!