Thursday, May 8, 2014

A successful day...

Just had to post something bright and cheerful...but my wisteria is not this far along this year.  The above was taken April 24, 2012.  The bloom pods have not even begun to open up yet this year.  I suppose the long, cold winter is responsible for the lateness.
Last year, we had to drive all over creation to find Brandywine tomatoes.  My sister-in-law/best friend told me about them three or four years ago.  I have been in love with them ever since. They have the taste that I remember from childhood.  I can close my eyes when eating one and almost feel like I am sitting on the front porch of my childhood home eating it.

So, even though I was dreading it, I was all set for us to have to hunt far and wide to find them.  But we went out to our local greenhouse and there they were.  I don't know why I didn't take photos of them.  They have bigger leaves than most tomato plants...look much more like a potato plant.   Anyway, we got a dozen of them and I got four of Better Boys....I want to find some other tomatoes that I like besides the Brandywine.

I love Supersonics, but the core of them just stays green for so I have been trying to get away from getting them all the time.  But this will be the first year in probably over 15 or 20 years that we have not planted some of them.

I did get the quilting done on the quilt, and I trimmed it...about half the time I put the binding on the first time around before I trim it, but I am starting to definitely like trimming it first and then putting the binding on.

Anyway, always feel better when I accomplish something.

And tomorrow Tootie will get here...Sarah says she done wants to spend more than one untelling how long she will want to be here.  The bad thing is it is supposed to start raing on Sunday and be rainy for 3 or 4 days.