The gardening chores are done, and the spring bulbs are planted. I bought a gardening auger from Aubuchon for under $20 that works with my battery drill to assist in bulb planting. I don’t know what took me so long to buy one because I can see it also working great when I put in annuals.
It’s cold and rainy so it’s good that I’m inside with hot coffee and an apple pie baking in the oven that smells amazing. Why apple pie again? Well, apples are in season right now, and that last pie with Macoun apples was darn good. 🙂
If you want a little family apple trivia, here it is. Back before the Kennedys, there were the Rockefellers. When I was a child and staying with my grandparents for school holidays, we would visit my grandmother’s sister and family during apple season. Her husband worked on one of the Rockefeller estates and was actively involved in the apple harvest including picking, storing, and managing. I can still see and smell the barns full of wooden boxes of apples. It’s something you don’t forget. 🙂
While the pie is baking, let’s chat.
We’re now into a year and seven months of this world-wide Covid pandemic. So, what are a couple of things you’ve learned during this period of time?
- My husband and I survived a lot of isolation quite well thanks in part to not losing our sense of humor and our local library keeping us supplied with good reading materials.
- Help isn’t coming so figuring out new apps and pickup options made things a lot easier.
- The blogging community of bloggers and readers provided a wonderful, positive connection with good people across the world.
- Acceptance that only about 57% of the US population would choose to receive the Covid vaccine which would allow this pandemic to continue. Reality bites.
- I’ve spent a lot of time online with social media and have decided it’s time to probably pare that down like I’ve already done with the news because they can both affect my mojo.
- Wearing a mask really isn’t that big a deal except that my glasses still fog up.
- When enjoying fresh apple pie, hit the treadmill twice.
The forecast is for continued cold, rain, and wind here which will bring the leaves down but also give the plants a good watering as we head into the colder months. I’m thinking positive.
I’ll be sewing. I finished two small bags and am working on a beach themed throw. Photos next week. 🙂
Have a good one!