Two days ago it was 111 degrees in the shade, and yesterday it was 102. Not so bad yet today:
The temperature will go up, it’s only noon. I am keeping cool, somewhat, by sewing with my little fan on the sewing table. I’m working on another top for M from New Look 6871 while listening to a Nora Roberts book-on-tape.The yoke has been installed and now I am doing the topstitching, then all that is left is to do the armhole binding and hem. Tops that don’t have buttons or zippers go really fast.
The garden has been growing like crazy the last three weeks. Here are some comparison pictures:
I am amazed at my basil crop this year. It is the best I have ever ever done with this herb. I’ve already made many batches of pesto and frozen it in small containers, and the basil just sends out new growth. It is my goal to add to our groceries and to raise enough food to help other people, too. After I put up enough plums in the freezer to make jam next winter when it is cooler, we gave over 100 pounds of plums and produce to the Food Bank, and some to other relatives and friends. All this out of my modest back yard. That winter squash has reached the top of the chain link fence and invaded the neighbor’s yard. Maybe the neighbor kids will get a pumpkin of their own. I did plant a lot of peppers but don’t remember which variety, so that is a happy surprise for another day.