Sunday, July 10, 2011

Days 8, 9 & 10

Every morning when I wake up this bunny is in the yard somewhere. It's such a regular visitor, the cats don't even get excited anymore. On Friday morning it came close enough to the house that I could snap a photo out the window.

On Saturday, Traci and I went to the Farmer's Market - the Saturday Market as opposed to the Tuesday Market mentioned earlier this week. (There is also one on Wednesdays and the first Friday of every month - this town loves its local produce...). There were local cherries this week!
After the FM, we wandered up Main Street and encountered this brass band. These sorts of things just happen here. This one was heading up a wedding parade - New Orleans style.

I didn't do much of anything today, but I did manage to finally photograph a shawl I finished about a month and a half ago. (Details on Ravelry if you're interested.)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 7

Last year we planted sungold tomatoes in the office garden and they went so crazy we couldn't keep up. This year we put in one sungold plant and a bunch of other varieties. A couple of weeks ago I noticed a tomato plant where I couldn't remember planting it. We have a map (somewhere ...), but I thought it was entirely possible we missed marking this one. Today I found 4 other little rouge tomato plants in odd places around the garden. I believe last years sungolds shed the fruit we couldn't keep up with and reseeded all over the place. I can't bear to pull them up, so we're bracing for a bumper crop of the tasty little orange things.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 6

The pole beans in the garden at my office are doing some amazing vining.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 5

Tuesday Farmer's Market shopping list:
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • tomatoes
  • fennel
  • shiitake mushrooms

I did not buy any of these adorable bundles of garlic scapes from Town Farm because I haven't yet used the ones I got in my Town Farm CSA share last week.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 4

I left town today. But only to go to nearby Chesterfield for their adorable 4th of July parade. I can't believe I've lived here for 14 years and have never been to this event. It's a sweet, small town parade - not too long and full of lots of homemade floats and costumes. The oddest part was a person in a chicken costume wandering up and down the parade route, hugging everyone. Apparently she is there every year. She is both fascinating and terrifying to 2 year-olds.

Day 3

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 2

There was the arrival of Issue 1 of Lucky Peach. There was a fabulous grilled dinner (if I do say so myself). There was ping pong at Adam and Liz's (and I'm just as spazzy at ping pong as I am at every other sport that involves hitting a ball over a net).