Good Afternoon Everyone,
Well, it has been pretty busy here doing things that need to be done before we get cold weather or worse yet, SNOW, like we did a few years ago in October, being hit with three blizzards in the month. D and I cleared out the garden, I still have some hot peppers hanging on, I cover them when it may get cold and unwrap them when the sun warms up. I got my shallots, walking onions and garlic planted in my bucket brigade, been digging up nasty weeds and sand burrs and just general out side house work that needs to get done. Glenda, for your inspiration, the carport painted. We won't get to the porch until next year, as there are some major repairs that need to be done and not enough money, so till then, the cover goes up around the porch and also the carport to keep the snow from blowing around the patio area.
I haven't even started in cleaning the house, or anything. Since I broke my knee, I have been limited as to what I could do, and on top of things, I had a shingles attack in of all places, on my left hand, Oh, it is so very painful, and having your hands in water or cleaning water, is out of the question until it heals up, which will be a few weeks, so I bought a pair of latex gloves and cotton gloves to wear to protect the skin until it heals.
Yesterday, as I was going home from the grocery store, I stopped by our local nursery, and they were having a 50% off trees, shrubs and plants sale. I shouldn't have, but I bought 3 trees! The two on the south side of the house are a Honey Locust, and to the back, a Ornamental Pear. In the front, this tree is a WinterBerry.
We desperately need shade on the south side and front, and I had been looking for trees that would fit. Well, I found them and at a good price. The WinterBerry is a very hardy tree that gets around 15-20 ft tall and about that in width. This will be to cut the horrid summer sun from shining in the front window, which is my bedroom and without the Morning Glories in the front, that room will get around 130-150 degrees in that room, even with the air going. So I am anxious about this WinterBerry growing. The nursery man told me WinterBerry is very hardy in our zone, which is 5, truthfully, we are between zone 4 and 5 so I was glad to find a hardy tree for our zone, which the tree is hardy to -40* below zero. The other south trees are hardy in our zone, and are drought tolerant. So, yesterday, after I got home, D and I fired up the dually and went and picked the trees up and then spent the afternoon, digging holes, which I will tell you, by the time we finished late in the afternoon, we were both pooped totally. I am not young anymore to dig holes, but I am sure proud of the trees. I hope that they will do well.
I had several questions about the pepper spread and what you put it on. My grandmother made it for crackers, as she made her own cracker recipes. This is good on a hardy whole grain cracker or rye cracker. I suppose you could use this on just about anything that all of you would desire. Be a child again, just do it and let me know what you use it on.
Really, other than that, that is about all that is going on. Still quiet here, and I am sure enjoying it too.
Well, I need to run a few errands today, so I will catch everyone later and have a great weekend, all!