This has been an interesting summer with the extreme heat, high humidity and never-ending drought. It has meant that gardening chores have to be done in the early morning hours and after about three hours I am drained, need a shower, and a lot of hydration.
Quilting is something that keeps me humble because I always find areas that could have been done differently or things I need to change. I am a firm believer in ripping what can be fixed, but sometimes I have to accept and acknowledge that quilting is a lot like life – it’s a journey.
I did have an interesting two-day period where I picked off ten tomato hornworms. Yuck.
There is some satisfaction when I carry those ugly creatures over to the chicken run and provide an appetizer for the girls.
Over the weekend, I went to a program at Wentworth Greenhouse put on by the Caterpillar Lab in Keene. I thought I’d seen all the creepy crawlies I needed right in my own garden, and here I was surrounded by so many more examples my head was swiveling back and forth. Some of them were enclosed in glass because they sting. Okay, I am good with those being inaccessible.
I’ve been moving some plants but have to be careful so that I put them where I can reach with the water. When I dig a hole, I have to break up the soil because it appears that there are rocks in the hole, but it is just clumps of soil that will hardly break up because of lack of rain. I’ve been gardening a long time, and we really need rain and a lot of it.
Indoors this week I have a little sewing and a new wall hanging project to start because there always has to be something available to work on that needs thread.
Hope you and yours have a wonderful end of August and first of September. 🙂