When out in the yard feeding the hens this morning, three plums I picked at random from the feral plum trees (to have with breakfast) are well ripe already. Checking my records from previous years, this has them about a month and a half earlier than usual, since they are usually ready in late September or sometime in October. The apples on the tree are also getting close to ripe; the last windfall was almost sweet. This amount of change is worriesome.
I suppose it is near time to clear and defrost the freezer, and think about making preserves. In years past, plum sauce time was a pleasant fall chore. Last night at midnight it was 81 F outside, and 80 F in the living room, here at Acorn Cottage. This weekend we are forecast triple digits, and recommended to avoid outdoor chores. I am cogitating on how best to rig a shade curtain in front of my west facing porch...
It has been a rough few weeks, but here is something lighthearted: this is what it looks like, when you start learning Gothic calligraphy, and then go to purchase some bulk Dr Bronner's soap...
August SMART goals
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||charter #14||rayon dress facing||Tundra flooring|
|2||charter #15||-||floor padding|
|3||Tullia painted banner||-||bag to Goodwill|