Callie taken to be clipped and bathed
while it is still warm. Someone very close does this for me 3 times a year.
She was beginning to shed and now she is ready for Winter months.
School boy helper arrived
and a lot done in 2 hours.
This is all I can hold out with me working with him
at a fast pace. So pleased I found him during the summer.
Separated 6 sections off of my beautiful Aster
and replanted in other areas.
This plant has traveled with me for many years
and have shared with countless people.
It grows all summer and looks like a medium size bush
and when it blooms (the last flower of the year)
it is a beautiful purple.
Then up the gravel drive to clip on some more bushes,
moved a section of fence, raked leaves and blower needs
a new battery which should arrive tomorrow.
Some wooden chairs and tables put in out of the weather.
Garage vacuumed and while some of this was going on
I lit the fire pit as it was full, no wind and will not burn it
when I am here alone. I continually am putting small sticks
and branches in it. Will have to fill again before my little girls
arrive on Thanksgiving as they like to sit by the fire.
2 hours have gone by and as my helper left
I put some chicken in a baking dish for lunch.
Smells so good and copied the recipe from somewhere online.
Preheat oven to 375
Chicken in Pyrex dish
and cover with plain yogurt, some Parmesan cheese, garlic power,
seasoning salt and pepper.
I always keep pieces of chicken in freezer for easy meals.
Usually use for my chicken salad.
Was really upset
could not find my keys and need to start wearing them on a chain around my neck.
Finally found them and then could not find
a wonderful poker with carved wooden handle that was made for me
by a friend almost 40 years ago
thern I found it where I had been raking :)
Parsley, chives, sage, rosemary and thyme still looks hardy
and wish I had picked a bouquet of my basil before the frost
took it, but do have a lot in the freezer.
My rosemary of 4 years did not make it last winter and
purchased a new plant in the Spring that has been in a pot and just
placed on screened in porch - smells so good..
So a busy morning and it is 1:30
going to eat and wait for the rain that is soon to arrive...
A lot accomplished...