Laundry at dawn, used little racks on deck as line is on a slope and did not feel like being careful
as I approached the line with laundry basket in hand.
Filled bird feeders, deadheaded some plants and moved a few daylillies (before I forget the color) and then watered. A sweet wonderful aroma fills the air, almost like someone has sprayed perfume, I believe it is my purple phlox that is in the garden and several other areas.
Living in the country it so welcome when a neighbor brings some fresh green beans, squash and
2 tomato's from her garden. Then another call that the corn had come in and I will pick up 3 dozen later and cut some off for the freezer plus she has 1/2 watermelon for me.
A good meal in store, the kind I could eat every day.
Green beans, squash, corn, tomato and cucumber salad, tea and corn bread.
I look at this small quantity and have memories of my gardens in the past, the large amount that I picked, how freezer was filled and many jars sat in my cupboard. Oh, how I loved doing this and would look with pleasure and pride
at all the many colorful jars. Can remember how good the salsa was that I made from my garden
produce and my son would eat a whole jar at a time with his meal. At the time I had
multiplying onions that came up every year and have not been able to find them for
many years. All you need is a few and soon you have a bushel full, some to plant for the next year
and many to share. Have several old recipes shared by some that were unusual. One would
at the end of the season pick many vegetables and preserve them like you would pickles.
This mixture was delicious and another shared her squash pickle recipe with me. Remember
these kind ladies in their late years and for many years they have been gone.
Their names come to mind - Miss Susie, Miss Alma, Anna Leigh, Maude, Miss Cora and
Miss Robbye are some of the names. They were all so good to me and no one like that at this time.
Of course, I am now their age :)
A lot of memories
and it is almost like
watching a movie....