Checking In…

BRcabinet_smI wanted to check in and give a few updates and links. The picture at left is an armoire that my parents no longer needed, and it fits perfectly in my bedroom. I’ve been organizing the cottage this summer, so the armoire is a welcome addition. (The walls are actually a muted gray-green, but the photo makes the color look brighter.)

Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. It’s been hot here and we’re harvesting lots of tomatoes — Sweet 100, Sun Gold, and Early Girl. We’ve also had lots of strawberries and lettuce, and the zucchini is just starting. Unfortunately, my flower garden does not look good this year and the drip system needs work. Minerals in our well water clog the droppers, even with filters in place, and then plants get too dry.

I wanted to say thank you to Victoria at EauMG for including me in her 4th of July list of 15 favorite indie perfumers. I very much appreciate being included!

I thought this was an interesting site with lots of chemistry information presented in an approachable way. For example, here’s a page that explains the smell of old books, and here’s a page that explains the odor of rain.

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  1. Oh, man, Sun Gold are some of my favorite cherry tomatoes–so fruity sweet and delicious, I end up snacking them as I harvest LOL! Unfortunately, since my little one came along last year I’ve had no time to clean up my planting beds, enrich the soil with compost, rehab the drip system, and plant my garden ๐Ÿ™ Next year, hopefully!

    1. It does take some time to prep the beds and deal with the drip — good luck with that next year! Bet you’re having fun with the little one. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ve had so many tomatoes lately that I am freezing them because I can’t eat them all. I read that you should blanch them for about a minute and then skin them before freezing. I have 11 little glass jars in my freezer so far. If they turn out well it’ll be fun to have garden tomatoes next winter!

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