May 16 to May 22, 2017
This week started with frost and winter said it’s final goodbye. My laziness proved to be frugal because I left my newly purchased tomatoes on the kitchen counter instead of planting them outside. Frost doesn’t affect rhubarb, however, so I was able to harvest another batch. I stewed this batch and served it over custard. Yum, yum.
I also made bread and granola and another batch of jam bars using a whole jar of scrap peach jelly. These are quickly becoming one of our favorite treats.
One of the trees in our front yard had grown around the power line. It was becoming more and more of a concern. The neighbour offered to let us use his lift truck and our electrical provider came out and disconnected the power line for us, free of charge. Removing a tree like this is dangerous and without the cooperation of our neighbours and the power company, we would have needed to spend hundreds of dollars to have this tree removed by a professional. As it was, it all it cost us was a couple of logs that that one of the workers took home for his son to use in his shop.
I took a break from quilting this week. Instead, I attacked my stash of fabric and made several cloth napkins, both for myself and as a housewarming gift. I used up part of an old 100% cotton sheet, learned a new technique for sewing mitered corners, and played around with the embroidery stitches on my sewing machine. Does this girl know how to have a good time or what!
We did end up spending some money this week. We were looking at getting a second hand camper for camping. We found one for about half of what were were expecting to pay. It is old and ugly but it is also dry, stable, and in really good shape. Nothing a lick of paint can’t fix.
This week started with frost but ended with a heat wave and temperatures in the high 20s (about 80°F). Time to dig out the fans and summer clothes. Winter is finally over.
How about you? How was your week?