Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kitchen Update

Recent gardening activity consists of weeding which is pretty difficult because I'm not allowed to bend or twist yet since my back surgeries. I came across a long handled dandelion weeder; so I use that to pop out weeds one at a time.

Peaches (O'Henry) are ripening and eaten fresh daily.  This tree was on the short list a few summers ago because of sun scald.  But after using wrap around the truck of this espalier it's thriving and producing well.

Kitchen Update:

The cabinets were finally completed down at the cabinet shop.  They were installed this week.  Now Farmer MacGregor is varnishing and painting everything in anticipation for the soapstone countertops. The blue tape tabs are on the drawers until painting is complete.  Then, the hardware will be installed.  Note:  the countertop on the china cabinet/hutch is mahogany butcher block that will be lightly stained and lacquered.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Road Trip!

Well, I'm not going anywhere but this would be a nice road trip from Southern Californian to Northern California.  I listen to Farmer Fred each week either live via I Heart Radio or podcasts.  Either way, the Internet continues to be one of my best friends.

Nonetheless, I would like to tour the private gardens at Maple Rock Garden. There is an upcoming garden event - High Hand Tomato Festival - where the gardens will be open to the public for the price of $10. The Sacramento area really seems to have an active, thriving gardening community. I'm jealous.

I'll be hanging out with one of my best friends that weekend reviewing news and photos of this event.