Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday fragments

in which our plucky heroine shares some of the news from the little urban homestead

young fruit is coming along in the backyard "orchard"... there are young apples; these have several more months on the tree to go, as they are usually ripe sometime in September. (I really should have thinned to one of these, but they both had such lovely red blush that I was weak and left the two best looking ones... the original cluster had six apples) In addition, there are young feral Italian prune plums, actually looking more colorful in the photo than in the actual tree, where they still look very green indeed. I need to find someone taller than me to do some pruning on the upper parts of the plum thicket.

The garlic planted late last autumn is almost ready to pull from the ground, as the green leaves are turning browned on the ends. This coming autumn I will do my best to get garlic into the ground earlier, as this batch didn't go in till November, and the extra time really makes a difference in the size of the harvested bulbs. I pulled one to see how it was doing and it looked good, if small... Still, some homegrown is much better than not!

The custom curtain commission (say that one three times fast) is done, and I have dived right into putting together the wool SCA coat for Drusa, which is well underway. Indeed, I am now at the stage of stitching the binding on all the edges - using some more of the very beautiful striped handwoven wool...


June SMART goals (x=extra)
1 pickled garlic scapes Isabel apron dress trimsmall crock pot
2 seven baprons Drusa hat trimcracked iron pot
3  undergown Genievievepruned sage yard waste bin
4 undergown for Isabel
pruned forsythia -
5 Norse apron dress Aesacontinued pruning apple -
6 Aelflaed pinafore "brooches" for Aesa -
7 blue curtains x -
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