Things are getting back to normal and my energy for gardening is returning. I did, however, need to post about possibly the best present I ever got from a friend - Auntie Daddy to be specific. She went to a wine tasting festival and came back with the best wine glass I've ever had in my life:
Now, some of you may wonder....isn't that just a Ball canning jar on top of a candle stick holder? Why yes, yes it is, but it's perfect. It plays perfectly to my gardening and canning heart. Don't know why all that underlined itself - I can't change it. Odd, that.
I did manage to get out there and plant my lettuce, however I noticed today that something has gone through and hand picked out all of my romain lettuce. Very strange. I did, however, plant all of this lettuce underneath the oak tree again and only realized how bad of an idea it was AFTER I went back and read some old blog posts. Oh well. We'll deal with it.
I did plant my cabbage in a 3x3 that I can easily string some tulle over and staple it to the box and hopefully thwart the cabage worms. Don't know if it will work, but it's worth a shot.
I did pull a mess of basil out of the garden and made some more pesto. I cut back on the oil this time as it was just a bit too oily for me with the given recipe. It was nice to make more and I think I may have another harvest or two to go before the weather kills it all.
Orders for Keychains for a Cause http://keychainsforacause.blogspot.com/ have picked up this week as well given that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and college ball has begun in earnest. We've got ribbon for The University of Georgia, Maryland, GA Tech, Duke, Illinois, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Oregon, Mississippi State, Alabama, USC, and LSU among others! In addition, in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, each and every order will contain a free patriotic fob.
Keep us in mind as you plan your Christmas list! They make excellent teacher, bus driver gifts as well as stocking stuffers and presents for those people you just feel like you need a little something for.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.