Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Summer doings and good links...
The much anticipated heat & humidity have arrived. I've had to water the garden early to make certain the moisture loving plants are happy... and I must remember some of them need the heat to grow.
What a surprise to find basil sprouting up where I had planted it long ago in the corner of the "tomato raised bed". I thought they had not "taken" this year, especially since they were planted about the same time as the original bush bean planting that didn't "take".
Being a heat loving herb, they are loving this weather so maybe they will grow nice and bushy in time for plenty of tomatoes and basil.
When looking through the deep freeze yesterday, what a surprise it was to come across some of the frozen organic strawberries from last year! I thought there were only packages of frozen blueberries in that large blue Ziploc bag. Eureka!
I'm thinking of using them later this week to make Christmas Jam. There should be enough of them and I have bags of cranberries I froze during the Holidays. It was an award winning recipe long ago in Country Woman magazine and one of the reasons I froze some cranberries!
But this afternoon I'm tweaking my Study. I've been doing it a little at a time this week. This "decorating by tweaking" was inspired by a couple of things. One was a blog post that gave me inspiration (I will add it below).
The other is... Mr. & Mrs. Christopher are buying a house and taking the BIG bookcase with all of his books. I told them that was part of the bargain. They get the nice bookcase from his former room but they also take the books. ;)
Want some good reading? Below are some great links I wanted to share.
Roots and Wings: The Story of Indelible Grace... here. This is the same hour long video available for purchase on DVD but you can watch it free! Indelible Grace is probably my very favorite Christian music group at this time.
This DVD gives the story of how they came together ten years ago (probably more now) and the way they take the old Puritan hymns and put them to modern arrangements. Lovely concert footage, too.
Beauty that Moves: A Room of My Own... here. This is the blog post that inspired the tweaking of my own Study. ;)
Susan Branch: Light the Candles and Set the Table... here. This is Susan's blog post which includes her visit to Gladys Taber's Stillmeadow Farm. This entire post made me happy.
7 Skills Your Grandparents Had that You Don't... here. I know even some of the young readers have many of these skills just because I know the kind of people who read Coffee Tea Books and Me. ;)
However, it is still fascinating to see how many skills were essential in a recent generation and most people have no clue how to do today. Which reminds me, I need to write more letters... the kind that need a stamp.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 2:41 PM