10 things I did on this wonderful weekend? Just 10? here goes…
1. It started with lunch with an old friend at one of my favorite pubs. I should have gotten a picture of us but we were so busy catching up… we’ve known each other since college, were in each other’s weddings and hadn’t seen each other in a couple of years. it was long overdue and delightful.
2. I hit the seedling sale at Urban Oaks, the organic farm stand in New Britain, bringing home 5 heirloom tomato plants, a jalepeno pepper and some herbs, then I hit the little greenhouse near home and got even more.
3. I had an unexpected/unwelcome experience with a bat in my condo. Jenni came to my rescue, since I had no idea what to do. we never did find it – we know its in the utility closet and think it got into the ceiling or wall through one of the many holes. and by now, I hope its dead. said closet is still closed off…
4. Saturday, I hit Mass Sheep and Wool with Peggy and Suzanne. Then we had lunch at Sylvester’s in Northampton (2 Saturdays in a row for me!) and hit Webs (also 2 Saturdays in a row). We had a blast! I did not buy the fleece above but tried hard to get Suzanne to (no luck).
5. I did buy this without a second thought
I’m more than a little proud of having moved all of that soil – 520 pounds – from car to planters in under 90 minutes. All that working out paid off (my back and legs hated me a bit on Monday – was worth it). I planted 5 tomatoes (brandywine, watermelon, Roma, black cherry and sungold cherry), 1 jalepeno, 3 Italian basils, 1 Greek basil, 1 oregano, 2 rosemary’s, spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint and lemon balm. There will be caprese salad. and pesto. and more than a few mojitos.
7. I pondered what to plant in the flower gardens in front and back, just recently cleared of big old ugly shrubs (the stump/root still has to come out in front). Decided on a hydrangea and hosta in the back.
8. I had a lovely dinner with someone I hadn’t seen in a long time, outside, on a beautiful evening.
9. I finished my Cormo Irish Hiking Scarf – also known as the scarf that never ends.
and it ended with this – something told me to stay outside a little longer